Liver pool Manager, Jurgen Klopp and his Manchester City counterpart, Pep Guardiola, have kicked against the Premiere League new rule to revert substitute from five to three. Accordingly, five substitutes were the rule initially when matches resumed after the coronavirus pandemic to deal with the frantic schedules. Although other leagues have continued on that lane, but the English football Association decides to revert back to three against FIFA’s approval for the five until August 2021. The Premiere League throws its weight behind the fact that clubs with larger squad will be favoured as against otherwise.
Barcelona F.C president Josep Maria Bartomeu and his entire board of directors has resigned after a torrid six (6) year under increasing pressure and picking up dustup out with Lionel Messi. The erstwhile was due to step down in March, having served the maximum two terms as president, but was facing a vote of no confidence. More than 20,000 club members signed a motion to remove him.
English football giants Liverpool and Manchester United, have presented a proposal that will see the English top-flight league EPL cut down to 18 teams from the current 20. The blueprint for change was developed by John W Henry, Liverpool’s principal owner, with Old Trafford throwing its weight behind the idea. Glazer suggested that the radical manifesto is necessary to safeguard the existence of professional clubs outside the Premier League.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino has tested positive for COVID-19, having reportedly experiencing mild symptoms and it is said that he will quarantine for at least 10 days. The world governing football body made this disclosure on Tuesday and has advised all those who have come into close contact with the 50 years old to self-isolate.
Portugal coach Fernando Santos, says Cristiano Ronaldo is doing just fine and is showing no symptoms after his positive coronavirus test while in the Portugal camp. "I am told he (Ronaldo) is doing well. Obviously from the time he did the retest this morning, and it was confirmed, he went into isolation last night after he did the test, just like all the players. Yesterday after taking the test the players went to their rooms, then overnight we got the news," he said. "Tomorrow Cristiano and the other players will be tested again. Obviously, Cristiano has been isolated from the others from the start and will remain isolated. He's in his room. He says he wants to play. He talks to us from his balcony. And anyway, he is completely asymptomatic. He feels fine, without any symptoms at all. He doesn't even know what happened to him.
Arsenal Football Club is yet to sit with its midfielder, Mesut Ozil to discuss issues surrounding the termination of his contract, while he is not interested in leaving the club.
The German star was an integral part of the Mikel Arteta team before the pandemic but has dropped down in the selection order pushing him to lose relevance as he has not played a single minute of the current campaign.