A month in solitary confinement, football still clearer on the future


A month has now passed since the last football games were played before stadiums packed in Europe, and the devastation caused by the pandemic means coronavirus that nobody can say with certainty when the sport could return. [
123] A crowd of 50,000 filled Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow on March 12 to see the Rangers lost 3-1 to Bayer Leverkusen in the Europa League.

Other games that night, there were in camera, or postpone altogether, such as Italy announced its death toll had passed the virus 1000.

advance fast 31 days and the figures are grim in Europe, with Italy, Spain, France and the United Kingdom most affected.

The continent’s countries are nowweeks restrictive closures.

No one knows when the sportseront allowed to restart behind closed doors, much less in front of crowds. The psychological impact current situation means many people may well now have doubts about mixing with large crowds at a football game in the future.

In any case, as Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp admitted during the Premier League season was suspended on March 13, “Today, football and soccer matches are really not at all important. “

However, the club are among those most affected by the suspension, since they are on the verge of winning the English title for the first time in 30 years.

in England, football will not return until it is “safe and appropriate” to do so, authorities said.

However, UEFA, the governing body for the game in Europe is restéoptimiste about the prospect of finishing the season and working on the possibility to play in July and August if necessary.

Aleksander Ceferin, the UEFA president, also said there was “no way” Liverpool should be denied the Premier League title, and suggested that “if the matches can not be played, we will need to find a way. “

scrapping a season that was close to its conclusion would not be logical, but it remains to see if the country can resume.


“no result, no competition, no league is worth risking a single human life” Gianni Infantino President of world governing body FIFA soccer, said.

“It would be irresponsible to resume strength competitions if things are not 100 percent sure.”

The damage caused by Covid-19 was dramatic. Even the players not worrying about the return to action.

“it’s not the thing I’m worried about. I think about my family first and foremost and then to get this sorted. this is a critical situation “, said Pablo Sarabia Paris Saint-Germain AFP

Leading football players and numbers. – from Juventus and France stars Blaise Matuidi to Arsenal Mikel Arteta coach -. Tested positive for the virus real Old Madrid president Lorenzo Sanz died.

Euro 2020 was postponed for one year, as was the Copa America.

players on the top sides took pay cuts of 70 percent in the case of Barcelona.

There was an unseemly quarrel England uneRoyaume Kingdom Health Secretary fter Matt Hancock called for Premier League players to accept pay cuts.

rich English clubs have also faced a backlash for tapping into a system of government to leave their non-playing staff. Liverpool made a U-turn and apologized for having applied.

Profound changes?
However, those rich clubs can not afford to do without the income they get from broadcasters. This is the heart of their desperation to finish this season.

In England, the cost to the Premier League clubs having to pay broadcasters for unplayed matches was set to 762 million pounds ($ 951 milllion).

While the inactive players are stuck at home, trying to follow fitness programs in their rooms before or gardens, Hommey whether football will be changed dramatically because of the impact financial the crisis.

“The economy will be different and it will be football. Maybe thateu will be better, “Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti told Italy Corriere dello Sport. It remains to be seen.

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