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Declan Devine Confirms Derry City Have Gone Into Lockdown

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Derry City boss Declan Devine has welcomed the FAI’s decision to immediately postpone all League of Ireland games following Leo Varadkar’s call for outdoor gatherings of more than 500 to be banned following the COVID-19 outbreak. While located in the north of Ireland, which as of yet, has not gone into lockdown, Devine has said that the club will back …

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Premier League Suspend Season As Uefa Postpone Upcoming Games

The Premier League have suspended the season until at least April 3. The EFL have done likewise, while Uefa have suspended this week’s Champions League and Europa League ties. The announcements were made on Friday morning as the spread of COVID-19 accelerates throughout Europe. BREAKING: Premier League and EFL look set to announce both will be suspended until at least …

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FAI Suspend All Football Activities Until March 29 Due To Covid-19

The FAI have suspended all football activities until March 29 due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 virus. It comes amid a number of announcements by various Irish sporting bodies cancelling all activities for a minimum period of two weeks. This afternoon, An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar confirmed a number of measures will be put in place to try and slow …

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UEFA Reportedly Set To Postpone Euros Until 2021; Suspend CL & EL

UEFA are reportedly set to postpone the upcoming European Championships set for this summer, until 2021 following the coronavirus outbreak. According to a report in French publication L’Equipe, the sport’s governing body will announce the postponement of the international tournament until 2021 in addition to the suspension of both the Champions League and the Europa League. UEFA announced on Thursday …

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Sporting Bodies In Ireland React To Coronavirus Outbreak

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Various sporting bodies in Ireland have released statements following the restrictive measures announced by An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to try and slow the spread of the coronavirus.  The measures include a ban on mass indoor gatherings larger than 100 people and outdoor gatherings larger than 500 people. This afternoon, the GAA released a joint statement with the Ladies Gaelic Football …

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Leicester Confirm Players “Have Shown Symptoms” Of Coronavirus

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers confirmed that some players at the club have shown ‘signs and symptoms’ of coronavirus and are being kept away from the squad as a result. The Foxes had been scheduled to face Watford in the Premier League this Saturday but that game will almost certainly not go ahead. Leicester’s players are in self-isolation with Rodgers …

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Slovakian FA Urge UEFA To Postpone Euro 2020 Playoff With Ireland

The Slovakian FA have officially called on UEFA to cancel the upcoming Euro 2020 play-off against Ireland scheduled for March 26th. The Slovakian government announced on Thursday increased measures to combat the outbreak of COVID-19, closing their airports, schools as well as blocking international trains and buses. The playoff had already been scheduled to be played behind closed doors as …

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UEFA Call Meeting To Discuss European Football’s Response To COVID-19

UEFA have announced that they will be calling a meeting on St Patrick’s Day – March 17th – with all their stakeholders to discuss the future of all European soccer competitions amidst the coronavirus outbreak. The videoconference will include all domestic and European competitions in addition to Euro 2020 which has been thrown into doubt in recent weeks. UEFA’s official …

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Bosnian FA Look To Postpone Euro 2020 Playoff Against Northern Ireland

The Bosnian FA have reportedly written to UEFA in a bid to postpone their upcoming Euro 2020 playoff against Northern Ireland in  Zenica. The game had been moved behind closed doors earlier this week amidst the COVID-19 outbreak, with Bosnia’s fifth case of the virus being detected in Zenica. According to reports from various media outlets, including The Belfast Telegraph, …

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Premier League Games Set To Be Played Behind Closed Doors

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The UK government is set to meet today where the response to the Covid-19 [Coronavirus] pandemic is set to move from the “containment” phase to the “delay” phase which will result in all football matches in England, including Premier League fixtures, being played behind closed doors.  The Times are reporting a number of impacts on the Premier League including that …

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Quiz: Name Liverpool’s Top Scorers In The Champions League

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Can you name Liverpool’s top goal scorers in the Champions League? We’re looking for you to correctly guess the 11 players to have scored the most goals in the Champions League for the Reds. These players scored their goals for Liverpool in the Champions League, rather than the European Cup. So, each of them have played for the club after …

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Ireland’s Crucial Euro Qualfier To Be Played Behind Closed Doors

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The FAI have confirmed that Wednesday’s UEFA Women’s European Championship qualifier between Montenegro and the Republic of Ireland will be played behind closed doors.  The Montenegro FA released a statement on Tuesday evening, less than 24 hours before kick-off, saying the decision was made “at the recommendation of the Institute of Public Health.” “The match will be played without the …

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Six-Match Ban For Irish Keeper Kieran O’Hara After Alleged Biting Incident

Ireland and Burton Albion goalkeeper Kieran O’Hara has been banned for six-games after an alleged biting incident during his side’s game against Peterborough in League One. O’Hara, who is on loan at the League One club from Manchester United, is alleged to have engaged in “violent or improper conduct” when he clashed with Peterborough’s Sammie Szmodics in the first half of …

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Dundalk Snap-Up Former Tottenham Academy Product Nathan Oduwa

League of Ireland champions Dundalk have announced the signing of former Tottenham academy product and Rangers winger Nathan Oduwa. The 24-year-old began his career at White Hart Lane but never played for the Tottenham first team, going out on loan to the likes of Luton Town, Peterborough as well as a spell in the Scottish Championship with Rangers where he …

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McCarthy Hints At Byrne Inclusion For Crunch Slovakia Tie

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Mick McCarthy has hinted that Jack Byrne may play a part in the Republic of Ireland’s crucial Euro 2020 playoff semi-final with Slovakia later this month.  The Shamrock Rovers star has been in scintillating form for the Tallaght club so far this season. He’s scored three goals in five games including a stunning late winner against league champions Dundalk. Byrne …

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