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THE TOP SIX FOOTBALL NEWS FOR YOU TODAY

A look around the footballing world brought up several football news. However, not all of them are worth mentioning. Over here at Sports Inquisitor, we have analyzed and brought you the top 6 ones. This are the news you need to stay updated in football, even in this coronavirus pandemic disrupted system. The news feature the Premier League, Uefa, the Eredivisie and others. Get to know the details and more by reading the rest of the article now.

1. NUMBER OF PLAYERS WHO PLAYED ABROAD INSTEAD OF THEIR COUNTRY IN 2019.

England has always been accused of having all it players play in the local premier league. The players from England are ridiculed for not going or playing abroad. However, the situation is pretty different in 2019 and might be in  2020 should the season resume. Incredible statistics show there were 565 English stars playing overseas last year – which is more than the likes of Spain and Germany.

A picture of the number of foreign players in today's football news.
A picture of the number of foreign players in today’s football news.

The Premier League is the richest league in the world – which makes it too hard for some players to walk away from. But CIES Football Observatory Weekly Post has revealed the high number of English stars that were overseas last year. Brazil were ranked at the top of the pile as a whopping 1600 of their homegrown players were starring abroad. Liverpool star Alisson, Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus, Arsenal ace David Luiz and PSG forward Neymar are some of the most known stars. France finished in second with 1027, while Argentina clinched the final spot on the podium with 972. England secured the fourth spot ahead of fifth-placed Spain with 559 and Serbia with 521. Germany, Colombia, Croatia and Nigeria completed the top ten 10

2. FOOTBALL NEWS: UEFA TO MOVE WOMEN EURO CHAMPIONSHIP TO JULY 2022.

In another football news, Uefa is set to announce the postponed 2021 Women’s European Championship will take place from 6-31 July 2022. The tournament, to be held in England, has been pushed back a year after the men’s European Championship and the Tokyo Olympics were both postponed until 2021 because of the global coronavirus pandemic. The intention is to use the same venues as the original tournament. Moving the Euros to 2022 will avoid two women’s tournaments in the same summer.

Three European teams – England, the Netherlands and Sweden – have already qualified for the Olympics. As it stands, the finale of the Women’s Euros will coincide with the start of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

3. 2019/2020 DUTCH EREDIVISIE SEASON TO END EARLY.

The leader of the Netherlands extended a moratorium on events subject to licensing, which was previously in place through June 1. The Dutch Football Federation (KNVB) has said it intends to end the 2019-20 Eredivisie season after Netherlands prime minister Mark Rutte announced on Tuesday that all professional football is banned until September 1 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Dutch top flight has been suspended since early March, with nine games remaining and Ajax ahead of AZ at the top of the table on goal difference.  Though many leagues across Europe are considering a return in the summer with games behind closed doors, Rutte said at a press conference that even matches with no fans will not happen until autumn at the earliest. n response to Rutte’s announcement, the KNVB released a statement saying it intends to end the Eredivisie season and will consult with UEFA to determine how to resolve the competition. Several Eredivisie clubs have recently expressed their support for ending the season, including AZ, Ajax and PSV among others.

4. FOOTBALL NEWS: SERIE A CLUBS UNANIMOUSLY AGREE TO FINISH 2019/2020 SEASON.

In other football news, the 20 clubs of Serie A have unanimously agreed to try and finish the 2019-20 top-flight season if the Italian government allows. Serie A is currently at a standstill with Italy one of the countries to have been most severely affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Previously, a number of clubs had stated their opposition to plans to complete the league season – outspoken Brescia owner Massimo Cellino went as far as saying he would rather forfeit games than send his side back out – but a consensus has now been agreed.
A picture of the Serie A which is in today's football news.
A picture of the Serie A which is in today’s football news.
In a statement released on Tuesday, Serie A announced: “The Assembly of the Lega Serie A met this morning and confirmed, with the unanimous vote of all twenty associated companies in video conference, the intention to complete the 2019-2020 season, if the government allows it to take place, in full compliance with the rules for the protection of health and safety. A date of May 4 has been set for Serie A sides to hopefully return to training, though this has not yet been formally confirmed.

5. FOOTBALL NEWS: UEFA TO PRODUCE GUIDELINES FOR ASSOCIATIONS THAT WANT TO FINISH THE SEASON EARLY.

UEFA will produce guidelines for associations that want to end their seasons early but has strongly recommended that Europe’s top leagues finish their season. All 55 associations received an update from a UEFA working group during a conference call on Tuesday. European football’s most senior officials held further talks about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic as players in some countries, including Germany, resumed training. The group, which assesses the fixture calendar, gave a strong recommendation to finish domestic seasons and it will make formal proposals to associations by mid-May at the latest. Talks included a reference to ‘special cases’ should some leagues want to finish their season early. UEFA will produce guidelines to determine qualifiers for UEFA competitions in those leagues that cannot finish the season.

6. PREMIER LEAGUE WARNED TO RECONSIDER NEWCASTLE TAKEOVER BY THE SAUDI CROWN PRINCE.

The Premier League has been urged by one of its largest overseas broadcast partners to “fully interrogate” Newcastle United’s proposed £300m takeover. The chief executive of the Qatar-based TV giant beIN Sport, Yousef al-Obaidly, has written to the chairs of top-flight clubs about the deal, which could see the Magpies bought by a Saudi-backed consortium.

A picture of the premier league that is in today's football news.
A picture of the premier league that is in today’s football news.
This warning comes after Amnesty International a human right advocates institution made the same warning to the premier league. They warned the Premier League that it risks becoming a “patsy” if it allows a Saudi takeover of Newcastle United. Amnesty has said that Saudi Arabia imprisons and tortures critics of the government and has executed people based on unfair trials. The CIA has also concluded that Bin Salman ordered the 2018 assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul. For these reasons and more, Amnesty UK director Kate Allen has pleaded with Premier League chief executive Richard Masters to reconsider allowing Saudi government ownership of the Magpies.

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