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Football-All Premier League matches will be broadcast live in England until fans return | Instant News

February 17 (Reuters) – All Premier League matches will continue to be available on live television in England until fans are allowed to return to the stadium, England’s top league announced on Wednesday.

Games have been held behind closed doors since last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic although fans are allowed a limited number of fans for a short period of time before the country is isolated again to curb the spread of the new coronavirus.

“This arrangement will be extended until government directives allow supporters to return to the stadium,” the league said in a statement.

“All matches will be shown through existing broadcast partners Sky Sports, BT Sport, Amazon Prime Video and the BBC, who continue to work with us to provide these additional matches when the stadium is missing supporters.”

The league added that the live broadcast arrangements will be reviewed after consultation with clubs when the government makes a decision on returning fans to the stadium. (Reporting by Rohith Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Christian Radnedge)


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Players in Brazil replaced at half time with COVID – Ghana Latest Football News, Live Scores, Results | Instant News

Brazilian Serie B midfielder Valdivia was substituted at half-time during Avai’s team’s match against CSA on Saturday after his club were notified he had tested positive for COVID-19.

Avai said Valdivia had undergone a previous test on Saturday so he could be released for the club’s next game against Juventude on Tuesday.

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But when the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) notified the club that he had tested positive, Saturday’s match against CSA had already started.

“In the first half the CBF communicated … that Valdivia had tested positive,” Avai said in a statement, adding that the player was asymptomatic.

That’s why Valdivia was replaced. The club is now reviewing his isolation and return.

Match ends 1-1.

Brazil reported 61,567 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, and 1,050 deaths, the fifth day in a row with more than 1,000 deaths, the Health Ministry said.

More than 200,000 people have died from COVID-19 in Brazil.

Source: espn.co.uk


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Jamal Musiala is the best British player you have never heard of and could become a true British super star | Instant News

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Everyone knows Jadon Sancho at Borussia Dortmund and most knows Jude Bellingham, the 17-year-old who has joined him there since Birmingham City last summer and made their England debut last year.

But what about Bayern Munichthe British who broke the record? Or rather the player Gareth Southgate hopes will choose to play for England this year.

Jamal Musiala proved to be an England wonderkid playing for German giants Bayern Munich

Musiala currently plays youth football for England but he also qualifies for Germany

Musiala currently plays youth football for England but he also qualifies for Germany

Jamal Musiala is only 18 until next month, but spent the last year blazing a trail in the Bundesliga for European champions.

An attacking midfielder and left winger, he became the youngest Bayern player in Bundesliga history when he came on against Freiburg last June and Bayern’s youngest goalscorer, aged 17 years 205 days, when he scored against Schalke in September.

Then he made his Champions League debut against Atletico Madrid in December. He now regularly comes off the bench for the European champions and scored their opener against RB Leipzig last month.

For a club that is conservative in raising young children, his composure and ability to adapt to elite football have taken many by surprise since his move to Germany from Chelsea at the age of 16 in 2019.

Born to a Nigerian father and a German mother in Stuttgart, he was originally raised in Fulda, central Germany, until his parents moved to Southampton when he was seven years old, when his mother, Carolin, was studying at university.

Musiala was born to a Nigerian father and a German mother in Stuttgart and played for Chelsea

Musiala was born to a Nigerian father and a German mother in Stuttgart and played for Chelsea

He played for the Saints academy, briefly returned to Germany before returning to London and at the age of eight joined the Chelsea academy where he grew up close to the family of fellow academy player Callum Hudson-Odoi, who is two years his senior.

He broke Hudson-Odoi’s goal scoring record at the Whitgift School in Croydon, an independent school which is also the alma mater of Victor Moses.

After eight years at Chelsea, he joined Bayern in 2019, moving to Munich with his mother, and his progress has since seen him queuing for a new contract when he was 18.

With only 18 months left on his contract, Musiala is likely to turn Manchester United and Liverpool in circles if Bayern can’t agree to terms.

Bayern will be wary of raising the financial expectations of a player who is still technically a child, but the truth is that Premier League clubs have no qualms about paying £ 100,000 a week to an 18-year-old they think is good.

Musiala is now a regular in Bayern's first team but has 18 months left on his contract

Musiala is now a regular in Bayern’s first team but has 18 months left on his contract

In all likelihood, a five-year deal that starts off relatively low but rises to over £ 200,000 a week if it progresses as expected will be a way of overcoming the current deadlock.

The other big issue he will have to negotiate this year is for which country he plays for. He had three options but basically it was a choice between England and Germany. He has a British passport but is eligible for Germany and Nigeria as well.

England are in the box seat, having persuaded him to join the U-21 team last November, when he scored in a 5-0 win over Albania.

Both Southgate and Joachim Loew, Germany’s manager, have made informal statements.

Musiala (bottom row, second right) is close friends with Jude Bellingham (bottom left row)

Musiala (bottom row, second right) is close friends with Jude Bellingham (bottom left row)

This helped England as Musiala was good friends with Bellingham and Hudson-Odoi, both of whom had been called up by Southgate and played for him as teenagers. And both speak well of the English setting.

Even so, he trained with Germany captains Manuel Neuer and Joshua Kimmich at Bayern and, with the club’s inevitable close relationship with the German FA, it is possible he could play for his native country.

Both managers said they would not limit the player to ensure he was tied up. It’s not fair when nobody can really project how a teenager can progress.

England's Gareth Southgate (right) and Germany's Joachim Loew (left) will battle for the Musiala

England’s Gareth Southgate (right) and Germany’s Joachim Loew (left) will battle for the Musiala

But it will be hard to resist the temptation to include him in the senior squad this spring when World Cup qualifiers come, even if he doesn’t play.

Not many 17 year olds have been able to beat him with European champions. Britain’s best hope is its familiarity with British culture. She is said to be more comfortable among her British friends, having grown up here.

But with each passing day in Germany, his confidence and assimilation with the country of his birth will grow.

What is certain is that we will be hearing more about the progress this year. Euro 2021 may come too soon for him, but if he chooses England he will likely be another exciting talent for the Southgate manager and his future successors to enjoy.


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Neymar came under heavy criticism after hosting a party with 500 guests in Brazil – Ghana Latest Football News, Live Scores, Results | Instant News

Neymar has come under criticism for planning a party in Brazil over the weekend.

The Paris Saint-Germain forward has invited around 500 people to a mansion in Mangaratiba, in Rio de Janeiro, for an event that starts on Friday.

Brazil has been one of the hardest hit countries during the coronavirus pandemic, with 190,000 deaths reported from COVID-19 so far.

Neymar’s party will include a band to entertain his guests, who will spend part of his time in an underground disco with noise-canceling technology so as not to disturb his neighbors.

At the Brazilian’s request, there will be no cell phones at the event, so nothing will be recorded.

After the details of his plans were published in O Globo, Neymar came under heavy criticism from the Brazilian public.

Source: m.allfootballapp.com


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Defender Telles Man Utd cleared for the Brazil v Uruguay match | Instant News

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SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazil defender Alex Telles will travel to Uruguay for Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier after testing negative for COVID-19, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) said on Monday.

The 27-year-old left-back, who joined Manchester United in October, reportedly tested positive over the weekend.

“After negative results in his last test, Alex Telles will leave with the squad for Uruguay,” said CBF in a statement.

Manchester United are aware of reports Telles has tested positive and have said their medical staff will assess the player on his return to England this weekend.

Brazil beat Bolivia and Peru in October and beat Venezuela 1-0 last week to top the South American group on nine points after three games.

Reporting by Andrew Downie, editing by Pritha Sarkar


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