UEFA reveal date Premier League must end after shifting Euro 2020

first_img Loading… The Premier League and other top-flight European football leagues have been told by UEFA that they want the current season finished by June 30. Leagues across the continent have been suspended amid the worldwide coronavirus pandemic which has led to huge disruption in daily lives across the globe. Clubs are to present their plan for fulfilling all remaining games at Thursday’s Premier League meeting Read Also: Liverpool star Mane donates £41,000 to fight coronavirus “That is not sure for now but we should now think about the health of the fans and the players.“We also have to think about football as a whole, the whole ecosystem of football. “That is why we have decided today to postpone the Euros and we have full, 100 per cent support of all 55 national associations, the European leagues, the European Club Association and FIFPro.” However, European football’s governing body are aware that the situation is fluid, and that if the pandemic worsens, then certain dates simply won’t be achievable. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 “We think postponing the Euros was the only way to give a chance to all the national leagues and all the club competitions to finish their competitions.center_img Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemLook At Something Beautiful That Wasn’t Made By A Human Being18 Beautiful Cities That Are Tourist Magnets7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your Phone5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?The Untold Truth Of Sasha Obama At a meeting on Tuesday, UEFA agreed to postpone next summer’s Euro 2020 finals by a year in order to free up space for leagues across Europe to finish their domestic campaigns. That remains the overwhelming priority of both the leagues and the vast majority of their clubs, although time is of the essence due to the severity of COVID-19 and the fact that many contracts and transfer deals are tied into that June 30 date. UEFA have also agreed to move the Champions League and Europa League finals back to late June on Tuesday, while the Premier League have agreed to meet on Thursday in order to thrash out what they plan to do next. “We all know that this terrible virus that is all across Europe made football and all life in Europe quite impossible. We knew we had to stop the competitions,” said UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin.last_img read more

Finishline Racing Products backs IMCA Dirt Knights

first_imgDUNLAP, Iowa – A company that many IMCA drivers are already familiar with has a new sponsor­ship role this season.Finishline Racing Products, owned and operated by Ryan and Theresa Anderson since March of 2017 and relocated to Dunlap, will give $50 gift cards to a top five finisher in each Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights Tour event.Each qualifier for the Modified race of champions during the upcoming IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s receives a gift card of the same value.“Ryan raced a Sprint Car and my brother (Craig Reetz) is a long-time Modified driver,” said Mrs. Anderson. “The love of racing was definitely there so we decided to take on the adventure.”The high-performance parts supplier is a vendor for Speedway Motors, Performance Bodies, Aero, Allstar Performance, Wilwood, QA1 and Eibach, among other manufacturers,The Finishline parts trailer also supplies Hoosier tires and Sunoco fuel on Fridays at Crawford County Speedway and Saturdays at Shelby County Speedway.“Many of our customers are IMCA drivers and we want to help them get their cars running at their best,” Mrs. Anderson said. “The tracks we support are IMCA and we’re also looking forward to being on Manufacturers’ Row at Super Nationals.”Finishline Racing Products gift cards will be mailed from the IMCA home office after results from Dirt Knights Tour events are received, and in September following Super Nationals.More information about products available from Finishline is available by calling 712 267-1150 and at the www.finishlineraceparts.com website.“This new venture with the Andersons has been in discussion for a while and we wanted to make sure all of our ducks were in a row before making it official,” said IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “We are excited to help facilitate a new chapter at Finishline Racing Products and are confident Ryan and Theresa will do a great job.”last_img read more

Gatlin stuns Bolt to win 100m world title

first_imgLondon, United Kingdom | AFP |  American veteran Justin Gatlin was booed after he stunned Usain Bolt to win the 100m world title in London on Saturday.Gatlin, who served a doping ban between 2006-10 and won silvers behind Bolt at the last two world championships, clocked 9.92 seconds, with teammate Christian Coleman winning silver in 9.94sec.Bolt suffered a dreadful start and could only claim bronze in 9.95sec.“I’m sorry I couldn’t end it on a winning note, but I want to thank you for your support,” said Bolt, who embraced Gatlin after they streaked through the line with no clear victor immediately apparent.“It’s been a wonderful experience as always.”Gatlin was afforded the same rough reception as he had in the heats and semi-finals, loud boos and jeering ringing around the same stadium where in 2012 his rivalry with Bolt was presented as ‘good against evil’, given the American’s doping-tainted past.But Gatlin has form as the last man to beat Bolt over 100m — by a hundredth of a second in Rome in 2013 — and at the age of 35, can still produce the goods, something he has in the past ironically credited with his four years of forced exile from the track.Ayana routs rivals to take world title Olympic champion Almaz Ayana produced an extraordinary display despite barely racing this season winning the world 10,000 metres title by almost a minute on Saturday.The 25-year-old, who smashed the world record when winning in Rio last year, finished in 30:16.32 , over 46 seconds clear of her legendary compatriot Tirunesh Dibaba, the three-time Olympic gold medallist and five-time world champion who took silver after being unable to go with the scorching pace of the winner.Kenya’s Agnes Tirop took the bronze. Uganda’s Mercyline Chelangat finished 14th in a personal best time of 31:40.48 .South African Manyonga wins world long jumpSouth African Luvo Manyonga won gold in the men’s long jump at the IAAF World Championships in London on Saturday.The 25-year-old, Olympic silver medallist in Rio last year by just 1cm, leaped a best of 8.48 metres.American Jarrion Lawson took silver with 8.44m, with another South African, Ruswahl Samaai claiming bronze (8.27).Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Ruthless City won’t let up -Jesus

first_imgThey are being mentioned in the same breath as Arsenal’s “Invincibles”, who went unbeaten in the 2003-04 season, Manchester United’s 1999 treble winners and Liverpool’s 1987-88 champions — arguably the best group of the Anfield club’s golden era.Tottenham certainly had no answer to City’s potent attacking options as Ilkay Gundogan and Kevin De Bruyne put them two upRaheem Sterling struck twice in the closing minutes but City could have scored several more.Jesus missed a penalty and Bernardo Silva hit the post while Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris made several good saves.It was a measure of City’s desire to completely overwhelm opponents that Christian Eriksen’s stoppage-time consolation for Tottenham was a significant irritation for the hosts. “It was just a little bit of a shame we got the goal against,” said De Bruyne.“It was a stupid goal but I just think we did very well.“We wanted to win the game, we showed we deserved to win the game. We need to keep going.”There were some moments of controversy with Harry Kane and Dele Alli both booked for heavy challenges on Sterling and De Bruyne respectively that arguably warranted red cards.De Bruyne looked in pain at the time but did not want to make a fuss of the incident.“At the time it hurt a little bit but it looks nastier at the speed we play the game. It is football. It will happen more,” he said.Share on: WhatsApp London, United Kingdom | AFP | Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus has warned his side’s rivals that the Premier League leaders won’t become complacent as they surge towards the title.Pep Guardiola’s team were at their swaggering best on Saturday, crushing Tottenham 4-1 to extend their Premier League record winning streak to 16 games.center_img City have looked unstoppable for several months and Tottenham were the latest title rival to come up short against the runaway leaders.Despite having a huge lead heading into the Christmas period, Brazil star Jesus insists City will keep their foot on the gas in a bid until the silverware is wrapped up.“Our team is performing excellently but there are other clubs doing the same,” Jesus said.“We can’t think that we’re unbeatable and we have to keep our focus game by game.“This was one of our best performances this season, against a really good opponent that has brilliant players.”“So well done to us, not just because of the result, but also the way that we’ve beaten Tottenham. The score could have been even larger.”City’s latest scintillating display saw Guardiola’s men compared to some of the great sides in English football history.last_img read more