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Football to return in Brazil on Thursday

福利网站Brazilian football will kick off again in Rio de Janeiro this week after the city’s mayor gave the go ahead for the local league to start after a three-month hiatus caused by the new coronavirus.

Man United's Fernandes excited by Pogba partnership

Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes says he is relishing the opportunity to play alongside record-signing Paul Pogba when they resume their Premier League campaign after a three-month pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Champions League to be completed with eight-team tournament in Lisbon

This season's Champions League, suspended in March because of the COVID-19 pandemic, will be completed with an eight-team mini-tournament which will be held in Lisbon in August, European soccer's governing body UEFA said on Wednesday.

Lisbon's football fans over the moon as city to host Champions League

福利网站Lisbon soccer lovers rejoiced on Wednesday after UEFA said the city will host the final phase of the season's Champions League in August, with some hoping the major sporting tournament will help revive the country's novel coronavirus-damaged economy.

Six FC Rostov players get COVID-19 as season set to resume

福利网站FC Rostov, a Russian Premier League club, said on Wednesday that the whole team would self-isolate for two weeks after six of their players were diagnosed with COVID-19.

UEFA praises players for taking political stance

福利网站UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin on Wednesday praised footballers for taking a political stance and said the European soccer governing body's own attempts to tackle racism in the game were "not enough."

Online bookmaker Betway ends betting on soccer transfers

Online bookmaker Betway said on Wednesday it had ended bets on soccer player transfers in all its territories and hoped the rest of the industry would do the same.

Saints strip captaincy from unsettled Hojbjerg, appoint Ward-Prowse

Southampton have stripped unsettled Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg of the captaincy, appointing James Ward-Prowse in his place, manager Ralph Hassenhuettl told reporters on Wednesday.

Wolfsburg claim fourth straight women's Bundesliga title

VfL Wolfsburg's Joelle Wedemayer opened the scoring and Pernille Harder also netted as they beat SC Freiburg 2-0 to win their fourth straight Frauen-Bundesliga title on Wednesday.

Rashford emerges as joint-favourite for British Sports Personality of 2020

福利网站Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford has emerged as the bookmakers' joint-favourite to win Britain's sports personality of the year award after his successful campaign for school food vouchers to be provided over the summer holidays.

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