Over 2,000 people have been killed by COVID-19 and the city of Wuhan has been in lockdown mode for a month. But that hasn’t stopped Sevilla vice-captain Daniel Carrico joining their football team. The central defender was due to be out of contract this summer and had economic reasons for moving on. Carrico made 12 

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In light of the COVID-19 situation, Singapore Premier League (SPL) champions Brunei DPMM will not participate in the curtain-raiser AIA Community Shield for the upcoming season due to “precautionary travel restrictions”. In a tweet, the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) said they have been notified by DPMM and is currently reviewing all options. More information will be 

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Juventus star Gigi Buffon caused controversy when greeting a Chinese fan after the Coppa Italia semi-final 1-1 draw with Milan and joking about the coronavirus. There is video circulating online of Buffon signing autographs in the mixed zone following Thursday’s match at San Siro. “I’m watching you, eh? Corona, eh? Damn, are you from Wuhan?” 

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Dele Alli has apologised for posting a social media video which has prompted a Football Association probe after the Tottenham star appeared to joke about the coronavirus. Alli’s Snapchat video showed him wearing a face mask in an airport departure lounge with the message ‘Corona whattt, please listen with volume’. The 23-year-old moved the camera 

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Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) midfielder Liridon Krasniqi is just a step away from donning the Harimau Malaya jersey. The 28-year-old is now a naturalised Malaysian citizen. Liridon would follow in the footsteps of Malaysia’s first naturalised player Mohamadou Sumareh as soon as final approval was obtained from FIFA. FAM will send the necessary documents regarding confirmation 

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China announced Thursday the suspension of all domestic football and postponed indefinitely the top-flight Chinese Super League (CSL) season in response to the deadly viral outbreak sweeping the country. The CSL 2020 campaign had been due to kick off on February 22, but was shelved along with “all types of football matches” in order to 

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Western Sydney have shown coach Markus Babbel the door, axing the German midway through his three-year contract. It comes in the wake of Sunday night’s 1-0 A-League loss to an under-strength Perth Glory. The former Liverpool defender becomes the third A-League coach to be sacked this season after Marco Kurz at Melbourne Victory and Ernie 

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The Chinese New Year is less than two weeks away, and it’s the “year of the rat” in 2020.  And what better way to woo the Chinese market with a specially themed kit, especially if you have some popularity in the world’s most populated nation.  We’re speaking about Manchester United, who unveiled the special kit 

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Liverpool have signed a multi-year deal with Nike as their new kit supplier from the 2020-21 season to replace New Balance, the Premier League club said on Tuesday. Liverpool were taken to court by New Balance last year after it was alleged the club was looking to switch to Nike once their existing contract ended 

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Former Everton midfielder Li Tie has been appointed the new head coach of China’s national team. The tenacious tackler takes over as the long-term replacement for Marcello Lippi, who quit following a surprise loss to Syria in November in a qualifying match for the 2022 World Cup. The 42-year-old was selected from a three-man short-list 

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