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No sanctions for Sancho and Bundesliga players for Floyd protests

Berlin, Germany | AFP | Bundesliga players including Jadon Sancho who staged protests during matches following the death of black American man George Floyd will not be punished, the German Football Federation said on Wednesday. In a statement, the DFB said “no action” would be taken against Borussia Dortmund players Sancho …

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What future for sport and sponsors after the coronavirus lockdown?

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Global sport is facing the “mother of all wake-up calls” as it emerges from the coronavirus lockdown, with uncertainty over what the landscape for participants and sponsors will look like. Former head of Olympic marketing Michael Payne believes that although “it will be very painful …

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League-by-league guide to the return of football around Europe

Paris, France | AFP | With the German Bundesliga on its second weekend back following the two-month coronavirus shutdown and La Liga given the green light by the Spanish government to return next month, AFP Sport casts a glance at the situation for football leagues across Europe: – Leagues restarting – …

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Bayern prepare to take revenge on Eintracht with Dortmund looming

Munich, Germany | AFP | Bundesliga leaders Bayern continue their renewed season with only one injury doubt ahead of a home game against Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday. Coach Hansi Flick said in an on-line press conference on Friday that central midfielder Thiago was unlikely to play because of a hip muscle problem. “We’ll have to …

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Five things from the Bundesliga comeback

Berlin, Germany | AFP | Bayern Munich maintained their four-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga as Germany gave fans across the world their first taste of elite football for two months amid empty stands and stringent hygiene guidelines designed to curtail the spread of the coronavirus. AFP looks …

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German football kicks off as Europe begins reopening

Berlin, Germany | AFP |  Top flight German football kicked off again on Saturday as the French returned to the beach and Italy announced a resumption of European tourism, providing much-needed relief against the relentless drumbeat of death and economic devastation wreaked by the coronavirus pandemic. The reopenings mark the beginning …

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Haaland grabs first post-lockdown goal in Bundesliga

Dortmund, Germany | AFP | The setting may be unfamiliar with the German Bundesliga returning behind closed doors after a two-month coronavirus shutdown, but the identity of the day’s first goal-scorer was entirely familiar as Erling Braut Haaland put Borussia Dortmund ahead against Schalke on Saturday. Haaland diverted a low Thorgan Hazard cross into the …

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