The Malta Independent 2 April 2020, Thursday

Football

Spanish league wants mini-camp, testing before resuming

Thursday, 2 April 2020, 11:44 Last update: about 2 hours ago Associated Press

The Spanish league is putting together a detailed plan to get teams ready for when the league restarts, recommending a mini-preseason and a large number of tests for players, their close relatives and...

UEFA postpones more football amid uncertainty over resumption

Wednesday, 1 April 2020, 18:57 Last update: about 17 hours ago Associated Press

UEFA postponed more matches and deadlines on Wednesday without giving any firm indication on when European soccer might be able to resume, as it continues to grapple with the challenge of completing...

Captain to chief negotiator: Chiellini works out salary cuts

Wednesday, 1 April 2020, 14:40 Last update: about 17 hours ago Associated Press

Best known for his aggressive defending on the soccer field, Giorgio Chiellini is proving to be an effective negotiator in the board room, too. The Juventus captain — who has a...

FIFA challenged at court by Brazil's Teixeira, English FA

Wednesday, 1 April 2020, 13:53 Last update: about 18 hours ago Associated Press

FIFA rulings are being challenged at the Court of Arbitration for Sport by disgraced Brazilian soccer official Ricardo Teixeira and the English Football Association. The...

Barcelona won't reach record revenue because of virus

Tuesday, 31 March 2020, 16:58 Last update: about 1 day ago Associated Press

Barcelona had been on track for a record season in revenues, set to surpass 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) for the first time in club history. A month later, the club is bracing for losses caused...

Tottenham announces salary cuts as chair's pay rise emerges

Tuesday, 31 March 2020, 13:16 Last update: about 1 day ago Associated Press

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy says salaries for non-playing staff are being cut due to the coronavirus pandemic as the club has disclosed his pay package more than doubled to 7 million pounds ($9...

Messi and his Barcelona teammates taking 70% pay cut

Monday, 30 March 2020, 19:29 Last update: about 1 day ago Associated Press

In a letter critical of Barcelona club officials, Lionel Messi and his teammates said on Monday they are taking a 70% cut in salaries because of the shutdown caused by the coronavirus...

Maltese football competitions suspended indefinitely

Monday, 30 March 2020, 19:11 Last update: about 2 days ago

The Malta FA Bureau has suspended all domestic football and futsal competitions indefinitely in line with the directives of the local health authorities. The decision was taken after the Malta...

Benzema makes unflattering comparison between him and Giroud

Monday, 30 March 2020, 17:54 Last update: about 1 day ago Associated Press

Karim Benzema made an unflattering comment about fellow forward Olivier Giroud, comparing himself to a Formula One car and his former France teammate to a go-kart. Benzema has nearly 250 goals...

Juventus, Ronaldo agree to forgo 90M euros in wages

Saturday, 28 March 2020, 21:19 Last update: about 1 day ago Associated Press

Cristiano Ronaldo and his Juventus teammates along with coach Maurizio Sarri agreed to forgo 90 million euros ($100 million) in wages on Saturday to help the club during the coronavirus...

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