Coronavirus in Sport LIVE: Premier League return LATEST, Bundesliga restart backed, Rojo caught playing poker – The Sun

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Let’s see how many you guys can do, send me all your best ones through DM or tag me and I’ll pick a winner next week Sunday!! Winner will get a special gift so good luck!! #ROUNDTHEWORLDCHALLANGE🔥⚽️🌍✅<\/a><\/p>\n

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HUDSON OH-BOY<\/strong><\/p>

Who’s ready for a new coronavirus lockdown challenge?<\/p>

This one is a little tricky, mind…<\/p>

Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi has created the Round The World Challenge where participants aim to do as many of the keepy-uppy tricks in a row as possible.<\/p>

Good luck!<\/p>

https:\/\/www.instagram.com\/p\/B_vEWPlh77G\/<\/p>”},”date”:{“timestamp”:1588580751,”date_formatted”:”4th May 2020″,”time_formatted”:”9:25 am”},”author”:”Marc Mayo”,”avatar”:{“src”:”https:\/\/secure.gravatar.com\/avatar\/3060bfa176c31e4eac7043598fde39f2?s=96&d=mm&r=g”,”width”:30,”height”:30}},{“id”:”268710″,”type”:”new”,”post_id”:”11524786″,”css_classes”:”liveblog byuser comment-author-jamie-dickensonthesun-co-uk bypostauthor odd alt thread-odd thread-alt depth-1 liveblog-entry liveblog-entry-class-268710″,”content”:{“rendered”:”

RACING READY<\/strong><\/p>\n

Horse racing could return to action within a week of being given the government all-clear, according to British Horseracing Authority boss Nick Rust.<\/p>\n

“We can be one of the first to go,” he told BBC Sport.<\/p>\n

“We don’t want to make the case ahead of public opinion. We’re saying we’re ready when you’re ready, when the public health advice is ready.<\/p>\n”,”raw”:”

RACING READY<\/strong><\/p>

Horse racing could return to action within a week of being given the government all-clear, according to British Horseracing Authority boss Nick Rust.<\/p>

\”We can be one of the first to go,\” he told BBC Sport.<\/p>

\”We don’t want to make the case ahead of public opinion. We’re saying we’re ready when you’re ready, when the public health advice is ready.<\/p>”},”date”:{“timestamp”:1588577306,”date_formatted”:”4th May 2020″,”time_formatted”:”8:28 am”},”author”:”jamie.dickenson@thesun.co.uk”,”avatar”:{“src”:”https:\/\/secure.gravatar.com\/avatar\/5dea02fb4cfa29a9c7171d4c76e55a7b?s=96&d=mm&r=g”,”width”:30,”height”:30}},{“id”:”268699″,”type”:”new”,”post_id”:”11524786″,”css_classes”:”liveblog byuser comment-author-jamie-dickensonthesun-co-uk bypostauthor even thread-even depth-1 liveblog-entry liveblog-entry-class-268699″,”content”:{“rendered”:”

LEAGUE DOWN UNDER<\/strong><\/p>\n

The Premier League is being offered an incredible Plan B escape route — to end the season in sunny Australian city Perth.<\/p>\n

Worried chiefs are trying to find ways of playing the final 92 games in England — with a neutral venue masterplan in place — but are constantly running into hurdles.<\/p>\n

TV pundit Gary Neville claimed the top flight should finish behind closed doors overseas.<\/p>\n

And now English agent Gary Williams is masterminding the astonishing alternative.<\/p>\n

Williams, who lives in the Western Australian capital, has received backing from the local Perth senator.<\/p>\n

One club official said: “We go on world tours in pre-season. This is no different. And the climate in Australia is ideal just now.”<\/p>\n

Read the full story here<\/a><\/p>\n”,”raw”:”

LEAGUE DOWN UNDER<\/strong><\/p>

The Premier League is being offered an incredible Plan B escape route — to end the season in sunny Australian city Perth.<\/p>

Worried chiefs are trying to find ways of playing the final 92 games in England — with a neutral venue masterplan in place — but are constantly running into hurdles.<\/p>

TV pundit Gary Neville claimed the top flight should finish behind closed doors overseas.<\/p>

And now English agent Gary Williams is masterminding the astonishing alternative.<\/p>

Williams, who lives in the Western Australian capital, has received backing from the local Perth senator.<\/p>

One club official said: “We go on world tours in pre-season. This is no different. And the climate in Australia is ideal just now.”<\/p>

Read the full story here<\/a><\/p>”},”date”:{“timestamp”:1588575177,”date_formatted”:”4th May 2020″,”time_formatted”:”7:52 am”},”author”:”jamie.dickenson@thesun.co.uk”,”avatar”:{“src”:”https:\/\/secure.gravatar.com\/avatar\/5dea02fb4cfa29a9c7171d4c76e55a7b?s=96&d=mm&r=g”,”width”:30,”height”:30}},{“id”:”268685″,”type”:”new”,”post_id”:”11524786″,”css_classes”:”liveblog byuser comment-author-smorgan odd alt thread-odd thread-alt depth-1 liveblog-entry liveblog-entry-class-268685″,”content”:{“rendered”:”

<\/strong>MORNING SPORTS FANS<\/strong><\/p>\n

Plans to ditch Premier League relegation if the season can resume are gaining support – just as players are told they might lose wages if they decline to play.<\/p>\n<\/p>\n

More top-flight clubs are backing the idea of using only neutral venues for the remaining 92 games – if demotion is axed.<\/p>\n<\/p>\n

But lowly Brighton fear halting all home and away fixtures might affect the league’s “integrity”.<\/p>\n

Prem clubs insist they will only return to full training – by May 25 – and restart the league, ideally on June 12, if it would be completely safe. <\/p>\n

But players who opt out of playing despite the reassurances face being told to take unpaid leave.<\/p>\n

One major club has already started sending out kits to their players’ homes to test for coronavirus – with testing a vital part of plans to exit the lockdown.<\/p>\n

All top-flight teams clubs are set to resume training by next Monday.<\/p>\n”,”raw”:”

MORNING SPORTS FANS<\/strong><\/strong><\/p>

Plans to ditch Premier League relegation if the season can resume are gaining support – just as players are told they might lose wages if they decline to play.<\/p>

<\/p>

More top-flight clubs are backing the idea of using only neutral venues for the remaining 92 games – if demotion is axed.<\/p>

<\/p>

But lowly Brighton fear halting all home and away fixtures might affect the league’s “integrity”.<\/p>

Prem clubs insist they will only return to full training – by May 25 – and restart the league, ideally on June 12, if it would be completely safe. <\/p>

But players who opt out of playing despite the reassurances face being told to take unpaid leave.<\/p>

One major club has already started sending out kits to their players’ homes to test for coronavirus – with testing a vital part of plans to exit the lockdown.<\/p>

All top-flight teams clubs are set to resume training by next Monday.<\/p>”},”date”:{“timestamp”:1588569250,”date_formatted”:”4th May 2020″,”time_formatted”:”6:14 am”},”author”:”Sam Morgan”,”avatar”:{“src”:”https:\/\/secure.gravatar.com\/avatar\/77c84139437109021c2673adfaa21e7c?s=96&d=mm&r=g”,”width”:30,”height”:30}},{“id”:”268660″,”type”:”new”,”post_id”:”11524786″,”css_classes”:”liveblog byuser comment-author-ituckey even thread-even depth-1 liveblog-entry liveblog-entry-class-268660″,”content”:{“rendered”:”

CALLS TO DITCH THE BIG DROP<\/strong><\/p>\n<\/p>\n

Controversial plans to stop Premier League relegation this season are gathering support. <\/p>\n<\/p>\n

A growing set of top-flight clubs are backing the idea of playing out fixtures at up to ten neutral stadiums — if the threat of relegation is removed. <\/p>\n<\/p>\n

Brighton, two points above the drop, fear using neutral venues may affect the league’s “integrity”. <\/p>\n<\/p>\n

Changing the rules by axing relegation needs 14 of 20 clubs to agree and it is understood a number of clubs — with even Everton in 12th not looking safe — are in favour of the idea. <\/p>\n<\/p>\n

But it could still open up huge legal issues with the Prem’s Rule B.2 confirming the league will “not exceed 20 in number”, a regulation which could prevent any clubs being promoted if there is no relegation. <\/p>\n<\/p>\n

Yet a formal, and separate, contract between the Prem and the EFL confirms promotion and relegation will take place every season. <\/p>\n<\/p>\n

After a 3½-hour video meeting of the 20 “shareholder” clubs, plans to use “eight to ten neutral stadiums” were given the thumbs-up. <\/p>\n<\/p>\n

Clubs confirmed their target of starting general training from May 18, with the first Prem fixtures now pencilled in for Friday, June 12 — the same date Euro 2020 would have kicked off.<\/p>\n”,”raw”:”

CALLS TO DITCH THE BIG DROP<\/strong><\/p>

<\/p>

Controversial plans to stop Premier League relegation this season are gathering support. <\/p>

<\/p>

A growing set of top-flight clubs are backing the idea of playing out fixtures at up to ten neutral stadiums — if the threat of relegation is removed. <\/p>

<\/p>

Brighton, two points above the drop, fear using neutral venues may affect the league’s “integrity”. <\/p>

<\/p>

Changing the rules by axing relegation needs 14 of 20 clubs to agree and it is understood a number of clubs — with even Everton in 12th not looking safe — are in favour of the idea. <\/p>

<\/p>

But it could still open up huge legal issues with the Prem’s Rule B.2 confirming the league will “not exceed 20 in number”, a regulation which could prevent any clubs being promoted if there is no relegation. <\/p>

<\/p>

Yet a formal, and separate, contract between the Prem and the EFL confirms promotion and relegation will take place every season. <\/p>

<\/p>

After a 3½-hour video meeting of the 20 “shareholder” clubs, plans to use “eight to ten neutral stadiums” were given the thumbs-up. <\/p>

<\/p>

Clubs confirmed their target of starting general training from May 18, with the first Prem fixtures now pencilled in for Friday, June 12 — the same date Euro 2020 would have kicked off.<\/p>”},”date”:{“timestamp”:1588542449,”date_formatted”:”3rd May 2020″,”time_formatted”:”10:47 pm”},”author”:”Ian Tuckey”,”avatar”:{“src”:”https:\/\/secure.gravatar.com\/avatar\/02a5e52645ba88fef56911a4df399dd2?s=96&d=mm&r=g”,”width”:30,”height”:30}},{“id”:”268656″,”type”:”new”,”post_id”:”11524786″,”css_classes”:”liveblog byuser comment-author-sandra-brobbey odd alt thread-odd thread-alt depth-1 liveblog-entry liveblog-entry-class-268656″,”content”:{“rendered”:”

BUNDESLIGA BACKING<\/strong><\/p>\n<\/p>\n

Germany’s sports minister has tentatively backed the return of Bundesliga games later this month. <\/p>\n<\/p>\n

Horst Seehofer’s support comes hours after Cologne issued a statement about their plans to go to a training camp. <\/p>\n<\/p>\n

Mr Seehofer told Bild: “I consider the timetable of the DFL (German Football League) plausible and support a restart in May. <\/p>\n<\/p>\n

“But it is also clear for me that there can’t be any privileges for the Bundesliga.”<\/p>\n<\/p>\n

Germany’s football chiefs have proposed games be played behind closed doors under strict conditions. <\/p>\n<\/p>\n

Government officials are expected to make a decision next week on whether plans can go ahead following the Covid-19 outbreak. <\/p>\n”,”raw”:”

BUNDESLIGA BACKING<\/strong><\/p>

<\/p>

Germany’s sports minister has tentatively backed the return of Bundesliga games later this month. <\/p>

<\/p>

Horst Seehofer’s support comes hours after Cologne issued a statement about their plans to go to a training camp. <\/p>

<\/p>

Mr Seehofer told Bild: \”I consider the timetable of the DFL (German Football League) plausible and support a restart in May. <\/p>

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\”But it is also clear for me that there can’t be any privileges for the Bundesliga.\”<\/p>

<\/p>

Germany’s football chiefs have proposed games be played behind closed doors under strict conditions. <\/p>

<\/p>

Government officials are expected to make a decision next week on whether plans can go ahead following the Covid-19 outbreak. <\/p>”},”date”:{“timestamp”:1588541937,”date_formatted”:”3rd May 2020″,”time_formatted”:”10:38 pm”},”author”:”Sandra Brobbey”,”avatar”:{“src”:”https:\/\/secure.gravatar.com\/avatar\/84fb279929603b3646bdacdd86f40781?s=96&d=mm&r=g”,”width”:30,”height”:30}},{“id”:”268655″,”type”:”new”,”post_id”:”11524786″,”css_classes”:”liveblog byuser comment-author-ituckey even thread-even depth-1 liveblog-entry liveblog-entry-class-268655″,”content”:{“rendered”:”

TOP THAT! JACK SHIRT RAISES £50K<\/strong><\/p>\n<\/p>\n

Jack Grealish has raised more than £50,000 for the NHS after staging a raffle to win a cherished Aston Villa shirt. <\/p>\n<\/p>\n

At least 3,500 fans donated a minimum of £10 for the chance to get their hands on the shirt he wore when he scored the winner in last season’s derby at Bimingham. <\/p>\n<\/p>\n

The Villa captain was punched by Blues fan Paul Mitchell while on the pitch — but still claimed it was “the best day of his life”. <\/p>\n<\/p>\n

The shirt is among the 24-year-old’s most prized possessions but he made it available to raise money for NHS Charities Together. <\/p>\n<\/p>\n

The gesture comes after Grealish apologised for disobeying the lockdown and crashing his car. <\/p>\n<\/p>\n

He said: “To show my support to the NHS, I’m holding a raffle for one of my favourite shirts. Everyone knows how important that match was to me!” <\/p>\n”,”raw”:”

TOP THAT! JACK SHIRT RAISES £50K<\/strong><\/p>

<\/p>

Jack Grealish has raised more than £50,000 for the NHS after staging a raffle to win a cherished Aston Villa shirt. <\/p>

<\/p>

At least 3,500 fans donated a minimum of £10 for the chance to get their hands on the shirt he wore when he scored the winner in last season’s derby at Bimingham. <\/p>

<\/p>

The Villa captain was punched by Blues fan Paul Mitchell while on the pitch — but still claimed it was “the best day of his life”. <\/p>

<\/p>

The shirt is among the 24-year-old’s most prized possessions but he made it available to raise money for NHS Charities Together. <\/p>

<\/p>

The gesture comes after Grealish apologised for disobeying the lockdown and crashing his car. <\/p>

<\/p>

He said: “To show my support to the NHS, I’m holding a raffle for one of my favourite shirts. Everyone knows how important that match was to me!” <\/p>”},”date”:{“timestamp”:1588541810,”date_formatted”:”3rd May 2020″,”time_formatted”:”10:36 pm”},”author”:”Ian Tuckey”,”avatar”:{“src”:”https:\/\/secure.gravatar.com\/avatar\/02a5e52645ba88fef56911a4df399dd2?s=96&d=mm&r=g”,”width”:30,”height”:30}},{“id”:”268653″,”type”:”new”,”post_id”:”11524786″,”css_classes”:”liveblog byuser comment-author-ituckey odd alt thread-odd thread-alt depth-1 liveblog-entry liveblog-entry-class-268653″,”content”:{“rendered”:”

PREM TESTS START<\/strong><\/p>\n<\/p>\n

Premier League players are already taking coronavirus tests. <\/p>\n<\/p>\n

About 40,000 testing kits – costing about £4million – are to be bought by the League in a bid to get games resumed. <\/p>\n<\/p>\n

But one major club has already started sending out kits to their players’ homes to test themselves. <\/p>\n<\/p>\n

All Premier League clubs are set to resume training by next Monday on an individual basis although some have already opened their doors to players. <\/p>\n<\/p>\n

It is hoped that full squad training will start on May 25 but football authorities are waiting for Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s approval to ease some lockdown measures on Thursday. <\/p>\n<\/p>\n

The only way that the 92 remaining Prem games can take place is to complete mass testing. <\/p>\n<\/p>\n

But it is still possible for some clubs and organisations to source test kits from abroad even though there is a debate over the reliability of some.<\/p>\n”,”raw”:”

PREM TESTS START<\/strong><\/p>

<\/p>

Premier League players are already taking coronavirus tests. <\/p>

<\/p>

About 40,000 testing kits – costing about £4million – are to be bought by the League in a bid to get games resumed. <\/p>

<\/p>

But one major club has already started sending out kits to their players’ homes to test themselves. <\/p>

<\/p>

All Premier League clubs are set to resume training by next Monday on an individual basis although some have already opened their doors to players. <\/p>

<\/p>

It is hoped that full squad training will start on May 25 but football authorities are waiting for Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s approval to ease some lockdown measures on Thursday. <\/p>

<\/p>

The only way that the 92 remaining Prem games can take place is to complete mass testing. <\/p>

<\/p>

But it is still possible for some clubs and organisations to source test kits from abroad even though there is a debate over the reliability of some.<\/p>”},”date”:{“timestamp”:1588541599,”date_formatted”:”3rd May 2020″,”time_formatted”:”10:33 pm”},”author”:”Ian Tuckey”,”avatar”:{“src”:”https:\/\/secure.gravatar.com\/avatar\/02a5e52645ba88fef56911a4df399dd2?s=96&d=mm&r=g”,”width”:30,”height”:30}},{“id”:”268650″,”type”:”new”,”post_id”:”11524786″,”css_classes”:”liveblog byuser comment-author-ituckey even thread-even depth-1 liveblog-entry liveblog-entry-class-268650″,”content”:{“rendered”:”

NO PLAY, NO PAY?<\/strong><\/p>\n<\/p>\n

Premier League players who opt out of football’s return may have to sacrifice their wages. <\/p>\n<\/p>\n

A number of stars have expressed concerns about plans to resume the coronavirus-interrupted season next month. <\/p>\n<\/p>\n

Top-flight clubs will assure players they will only be asked to return to training when it is completely safe to do so. <\/p>\n<\/p>\n

But those who remain unconvinced face being told to take unpaid leave. <\/p>\n<\/p>\n

One Premier League executive told SunSport: “This is a really sensitive issue and something we are absolutely determined to avoid if at all possible. <\/p>\n<\/p>\n

“We know there are players who are understandably anxious and there is no question of forcing them to play against their wishes.<\/p>\n<\/p>\n

“We hope we can give all our staff the assurances they need to willingly return to work in the next few weeks. But we will need to know which players will not be available for selection and it is likely they will be asked to forego their salaries during their absence.”<\/p>\n”,”raw”:”

NO PLAY, NO PAY?<\/strong><\/p>

<\/p>

Premier League players who opt out of football’s return may have to sacrifice their wages. <\/p>

<\/p>

A number of stars have expressed concerns about plans to resume the coronavirus-interrupted season next month. <\/p>

<\/p>

Top-flight clubs will assure players they will only be asked to return to training when it is completely safe to do so. <\/p>

<\/p>

But those who remain unconvinced face being told to take unpaid leave. <\/p>

<\/p>

One Premier League executive told SunSport: “This is a really sensitive issue and something we are absolutely determined to avoid if at all possible. <\/p>

<\/p>

“We know there are players who are understandably anxious and there is no question of forcing them to play against their wishes.<\/p>

<\/p>

“We hope we can give all our staff the assurances they need to willingly return to work in the next few weeks. But we will need to know which players will not be available for selection and it is likely they will be asked to forego their salaries during their absence.”<\/p>”},”date”:{“timestamp”:1588541361,”date_formatted”:”3rd May 2020″,”time_formatted”:”10:29 pm”},”author”:”Ian Tuckey”,”avatar”:{“src”:”https:\/\/secure.gravatar.com\/avatar\/02a5e52645ba88fef56911a4df399dd2?s=96&d=mm&r=g”,”width”:30,”height”:30}}]},”pageMeta”:{“activeCarouselIndex”:0,”articleId”:11524786,”articleMountId”:”main-content”,”section”:{“slug”:”football”,”id”:339,”sectionName”:”sport\/football”,”type”:”customiserV1″,”theme”:”theme-football”},”spotId”:”sp_5v3VPY0c”,”pushlyKey”:”KtL4100XTLLEgUtYDKtO1stRdc1XNxnLUb5i”,”commentsAllowed”:true,”pageType”:”article”,”isSection”:false,”pageTags”:[“Sport Live Blogs”],”renderedArticleId”:11524786,”sharingEnabled”:true,”socialHeadline”:””,”socialSharingServices”:[“twitter”,”facebook”],”urlAbsolute”:”https:\/\/www.thesun.co.uk\/sport\/11524786\/coronavirus-sport-live-premier-league-bundesliga\/”,”cssManifest”:{“adsDesktop.css”:”\/assets\/client\/adsDesktop.c0b93585c0b417d78802.1.css”,”adsMobile.css”:”\/assets\/client\/adsMobile.c0b93585c0b417d78802.1.css”,”article.css”:”\/assets\/client\/article.c0b93585c0b417d78802.1.css”,”articleSocial.css”:”\/assets\/client\/articleSocial.c0b93585c0b417d78802.1.css”,”boxout.css”:”\/assets\/client\/boxout.c0b93585c0b417d78802.1.css”,”brightcoveDesktop.css”:”\/assets\/client\/brightcoveDesktop.c0b93585c0b417d78802.1.css”,”brightcoveMobile.css”:”\/assets\/client\/brightcoveMobile.c0b93585c0b417d78802.1.css”,”comments.css”:”\/assets\/client\/comments.c0b93585c0b417d78802.1.css”,”core.css”:”\/assets\/client\/core.c0b93585c0b417d78802.1.css”,”coreMobile.css”:”\/assets\/client\/coreMobile.c0b93585c0b417d78802.1.css”,”customiser.css”:”\/assets\/client\/customiser.c0b93585c0b417d78802.1.css”,”liveblog.css”:”\/assets\/client\/liveblog.c0b93585c0b417d78802.1.css”,”oembed.css”:”\/assets\/client\/oembed.c0b93585c0b417d78802.1.css”,”opta.css”:”\/assets\/client\/opta.c0b93585c0b417d78802.1.css”,”page-404.css”:”\/assets\/client\/page-404.c0b93585c0b417d78802.1.css”,”pagination.css”:”\/assets\/client\/pagination.c0b93585c0b417d78802.1.css”,”rails.css”:”\/assets\/client\/rails.c0b93585c0b417d78802.1.css”,”section.css”:”\/assets\/client\/section.c0b93585c0b417d78802.1.css”},”cssBundles”:[{“src”:”article.css”,”lazy”:false},{“src”:”articleSocial.css”,”lazy”:false},{“src”:”liveblog.css”,”lazy”:false},{“src”:”adsDesktop.css”,”lazy”:false},{“src”:”comments.css”,”lazy”:true},{“src”:”opta.css”,”lazy”:false}],”siteContext”:{“site”:”sun”,”lang”:”en-gb”,”articleDateFormat”:”D MMM YYYY,H:mm”,”timezone”:”Europe\/London”,”sourcepoint”:{“enabled”:true,”accountId”:”259″,”siteId”:”5048″,”mmsDomain”:”https:\/\/cmp.thesun.co.uk”,”privacyManagerId”:”5d9f9b096ea62d2769efe589″},”isProd”:true},”site”:”sun”,”isProd”:true},”siteLinks”:{“help”:”https:\/\/help.thesun.co.uk”,”login”:”https:\/\/login.thesun.co.uk”,”profile”:”https:\/\/home.thesun.co.uk”},”articleTeaser”:[{“content”:{“kicker”:”BECK OF A PLACE”,”headline”:”Inside birthday boy Becks’ £6m Cotswolds home as he celebrates in lockdown”,”lead”:”DAVID BECKHAM celebrated his 45th birthday on Saturday from the comfort of his £6million Cotswolds mansion.”,”url”:”https:\/\/www.thesun.co.uk\/sport\/football\/11533504\/david-beckham-house-birthday\/”},”theme”:”theme-sport”},{“content”:{“kicker”:”FIGHT CLUB”,”headline”:”Arsenal’s Invincibles were always FIGHTING in training says Lauren”,”lead”:”FORMER Gunners defender even admitting to having a scrap with legend Thierry Henry during the unbeaten 2003\/04 season.”,”url”:”https:\/\/www.thesun.co.uk\/sport\/football\/11544184\/arsenal-news-invincibles-fighting-lauren-henry-wenger\/”},”theme”:”theme-sport”},{“content”:{“kicker”:”OFF THE MARC”,”headline”:”Man Utd to take action on Rojo after he was filmed smoking and playing cards”,”lead”:”OLD TRAFFORD club will remind Rojo, 30, who is on loan at Estudiantes, of his responsibilities.”,”url”:”https:\/\/www.thesun.co.uk\/sport\/football\/11541240\/marcos-rojo-man-utd-action-smoking-lockdown\/”},”theme”:”theme-sport”},{“content”:{“kicker”:”FREE FOOTBALL”,”headline”:”Some Premier League games to be shown on YouTube for FREE when season resumes”,”lead”:”UNDER a proposal currently being discussed, all 92 matches still due to be played are to be broadcast on Sky Sports, BT Sport or on YouTube. 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  • Sandra Brobbey 's avatarSandra Brobbey20 hours ago3rd May 2020

    BUNDESLIGA BACKING

    Germany’s sports minister has tentatively backed the return of Bundesliga games later this month.

    Horst Seehofer’s support comes hours after Cologne issued a statement about their plans to go to a training camp.

    Mr Seehofer told Bild: “I consider the timetable of the DFL (German Football League) plausible and support a restart in May.

    “But it is also clear for me that there can’t be any privileges for the Bundesliga.”

    Germany’s football chiefs have proposed games be played behind closed doors under strict conditions.

    Government officials are expected to make a decision next week on whether plans can go ahead following the Covid-19 outbreak.

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