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Dutch government shut down football until September

first_imgDutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has announced that all sport in the country is banned until September 1. As a consequence, this would mean the immediate suspension of the football season, among other events. Loading… Read Also: UEFA urges leagues to complete suspended football seasons It is worth noting that the main TV operator in the Netherlands, Fox Sports, announced a few days ago that they would pay the TV rights for this season, regardless of whether the games were completed or not. As such, clubs will receive the money they were due. This decision extends to other sports within the Netherlands, as well as musical and cultural events. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The Netherlands, as such, is the first country to decree such a drastic measure at a governmental level. The country’s stadiums will remain closed until September 1, so the 2019/20 season can be considered to be closed. “It’s tough, but we will have to make that sacrifice,” Rutte said.Advertisementcenter_img As it is a government ruling, we must now wait for the reaction of the Dutch Football Federation (KNVB), who in principle could give the Eredivisie title to Ajax, the current leader and reigning champions. However, there are a series of other matters that will still need to be resolved, such as the teams that go to the Champions League, those that would be relegated, or even finishing the season in September, although this seems improbable. Promoted ContentHow Good The CGI Effects In Those Movies Were!7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your PhoneThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid ArmageddonDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?Superhero Castings That People Hated But Were Amazing8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our PlanetCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parkslast_img read more

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Larson dropped from contract over racial slurs

first_img(REUTERS) – Kyle Larson was dropped by his team Chip Ganassi Racing yesterday, after the NASCAR driver used a racial slur during a livestream broadcast of an iRacing esports event.“After much consideration, Chip Ganassi Racing has determined that it will end its relationship with driver Kyle Larson,” the team said in a statement. “As we said before, the comments that Kyle made were both offensive and unacceptable especially given the values of our organisation.“As we continued to evaluate the situation with all the relevant parties, it became obvious that this was the only appropriate course of action to take.”Chip Ganassi Racing had said on Monday it was immediately suspending Larson without pay over the incident, which occurred during Sunday’s virtual race.NASCAR also suspended the driver indefinitely and ordered him to attend sensitivity training.Larson could be heard using the slur while he was apparently testing his microphone for the competition.last_img read more

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Arsenal’s winning streak surprises even Arsene Wenger

first_imgArsenal’s eight-match winning streak in the Premier League has taken even manager Arsene Wenger by surprise, according to the Frenchman whose side retain an outside chance of winning the title.”I always hope to get the best out of my team, but no manager in the world if he is serious can predict a run like this,” Wenger told Arsenal’s website.”In the Premier League it’s very difficult to predict.” Wenger has once again come under fire this season, with fans frustrated by Arsenal’s failure to mount a serious title challenge and another last-16 exit in the Champions League.However, with an FA Cup semi-final this weekend and still the chance to chase down Chelsea in the table, Wenger’s position at Arsenal is again looking secure. Arsenal have won 16 of 18 games in all competitions and Wenger believes the change in fortune is down to him finally having a relatively injury-free squad.”It’s down to the quality and the attitude of the team, the quality of the spirit we have in the side,” he said.”We prepare (well), we prepare and contribute to our success, that is for sure. What people forgot is that we had big players out for four months this season. “Six or seven players from the squad completely out. So that made a big difference.”We have a better balance in the team and some players have made it like (Francis) Coquelin, who contributes to the balance of the team. Hector Bellerin as well has come into the team.”And big players like (Laurent) Koscielny, like (Mesut) Ozil, like (Olivier) Giroud have been out four months in the season — four months the three together!”I have a quality bench and we even have quality players at home like Chamberlain, Arteta, Wilshere. I didn’t even try to play Debuchy. We have a big squad and I think we have quality.”Let’s see how we finish the season and after see how we do next season.” Arsenal face Championship side Reading in the FA Cup semi-final this weekend and host Chelsea the following week. –last_img read more

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