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British football agencies look to set up in South America

British football agencies look to set up in South America in bid to snap up the best young talent as Premier League clubs call for relaxed post-Brexit work permit regulations British football agencies drawn up plans to open South American headquarters Seeking to exploit the proposed changes to UK player recruitment guidelines  South America will almost certainly become the main focus should the UK government loosen strict regulations on the

Tom Brady: Patriots owner Robert Kraft and head coach Bill Belichick pay tribute to quarterback

Bill Belichick’s relationship with Tom Brady may have appeared frosty on occasion, but the New England Patriots head coach has hailed the quarterback as “the greatest of all time” following the news of his impending departure. Brady announced on Tuesday in a series of Instagram posts he was continuing his career elsewhere having met with Patriots owner Robert Kraft on Monday night. The sixth-round draft pick in 2000 was a

Coronavirus: FA's Mark Bullingham says priority to finish 2019/20 season after Euro 2020 delayed

Football Association chief executive Mark Bullingham says “everyone’s priority is to finish this season”, following the unprecedented postponement of this summer’s European Championships. Wembley will continue to host seven games next summer, including the semi-finals and final, but the FA acknowledges that public health must always remain the top priority. Bullingham has also confirmed the FA are in talks with the government over financial difficulties faced by clubs as a

Coronavirus pandemic sees Copa America 2020 cancelled by CONMEBOL until 2021

South America’s football governing body, CONMEBOL, has announced that Copa America 2020 will be postponed until next summer in 2021. This summer's competition was due to take place between June and July in Argentina and Colombia. The South American leagues have been cancelled in recent weeks, while the continental competition, Copa Libertadores, was suspended indefinitely. Having won their ninth crown in 2019 at the most recent tournament, Brazil are the

Bruno Fernandes will become a Manchester United 'legend', says Diogo Dalot

Bruno Fernandes will become a Manchester United “legend”, according to team-mate Diogo Dalot. Fernandes made an instant impact in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side after signing in January and until the recent postponement of the season because of the coronavirus pandemic. Dalot, who is also an international team-mate of Fernandes with Portugal, has expressed his excitement at United’s future with Fernandes in the side, once football eventually resumes. “He’s a top

Football League clubs fear owners may walk away if season is void

Football League clubs fear their owners may walk away if season is declared null and void A number of Football League clubs fear that their owners could walk away The situation could occur if the current season is declared null and void  The EFL will meet this week to discuss their plans for the rest of the campaign  Some clubs are more reliant on the financial input of their owners to

Atlanta Falcons release RB Devonta Freeman and could also let CB Desmond Trufant leave

The Atlanta Falcons have released running back Devonta Freeman and he could soon be joined by cornerback Desmond Trufant, according to NFL Network. The Falcons had been looking for a trade partner for Freeman as they attempt to solve some salary cap issues heading into the 2020 off-season. According to Spotrac, the Falcons have the second least cap space in the NFL, trailing only the Pittsburgh Steelers. Releasing Freeman would

Coronavirus: Bundesliga unlikely to resume as scheduled, says DFL boss Christian Seifert

Germany’s Bundesliga and second division are unlikely to resume as scheduled on 3 April due to the coronavirus, Deutsche Fußball Liga​ (DFL) CEO Christian Seifert said on Monday. Germany’s top two leagues did not play last weekend after matches were suspended because of the outbreak of the virus and Seifert said any decision on the season would be taken in the week of 30 March. “I want to stress that we do

Merson Says: Early Liverpool title award would feel wrong

Paul Merson says awarding Liverpool the title early without winning it mathematically would feel wrong. Merson gives his opinion on football’s future after the coronavirus outbreak, how the Premier League could have ensured all teams had played 29 games, why he fears for lower league clubs, and also for the mental health of players… ‘Early Liverpool win wouldn’t be the same’ It’s all well saying Liverpool are 25 points clear,

Coronavirus: EFL yet to decide on season resumption strategy

The English Football League insists no decisions have been taken regarding a resumption of the domestic season amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The EFL and the Premier League were among a host of bodies to suspend their campaigns as elite football in Britain was called to a halt until at least April 3. Coronavirus live updates How could the Premier League resume? Sky Sports working to deliver rescheduled events An