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NMA News Roundup: Latest English Premier League & Champions League Headlines

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With further uncertainty with these competitions, let’s look at what is making the headlines in the EPL & CL

Official Nike Premier League match ball with a Coronavirus Protective Mask Photo by Visionhaus

It may have been a month since the last EPL & Champions League games were played, however, the news certainly hasn’t stopped. Here are the latest headlines:

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English Premier League Suspended

Unsurprisingly, the original target of resuming the EPL on the 30th April has now formally been scrapped, with the league suspended until further notice; it will resume only once it is “safe and appropriate”.

Along with this, the FIFA summer transfer window will be moved.

https://www.premierleague.com/news/1651836

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Champions League & Europa League Suspended

UEFA suspend the Champions League & Europa League until further notice, with possible abandonment if the coronavirus restrictions continue into September.

There has been talk of a potential mini-tournament to conclude these these competitions, in order to alleviate fixture congestion in the respective domestic leagues; with the domestic leagues deemed priority over European competitions.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/52121463

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Pep Guardiola’s mother dies after contracting coronavirus

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola’s mother, Dolors Sala Carrio, has sadly passed away, aged 82 in Barcelona after contracting coronavirus. Pep Guardiola has previously donated €1m euros to fight the virus, along with many others in the footballing world.

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/52173872

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Tajikistan’s Football League Kicks off

Coronavirus seems to have shut down the whole footballing world, with the exception of a handful of nations; with the Tajik Higher Football League having kicked off on Sunday. As a precaution, the games are being played behind closed doors. With the absence of football elsewhere, Tajikistan’s Football Federation are hoping to attract interest in their league.

https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/sports/article/2001366862/coronavirus-free-tajikistan-turns-to-soccer-as-season-kicks-off

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As uncertainty grows in the EPL & CL, how do you think these competitions will conclude? What would be your suggestion on completing these? How are you spending your extra time at home? Please join us in the Comments and add your thoughts & suggestions.

Please also note that NMA’s Virtual Pub Live Chat will continue this Saturday @ 13:00 Pacific/21:00 UK. We hope to see you there! Stay safe in the meantime.

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