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Euro 2020 To Be Delayed Until Next Summer

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UEFA are expected to suspend the Champions League and Europa League, postponing Euro 2020 for a year, but only after a meeting on March 17, claim L’Equipe.

It was announced today that UEFA were organising a summit via videoconference with representatives of the 55 members associations, boards of the European Club Association, European Leagues and FIFPro to discuss “European football’s response to the Coronavirus outbreak.

“Discussions will include all domestic and European competitions, including UEFA Euro 2020. Further communication will be made following those meetings.”

L’Equipe claim one decision has already been made, as UEFA are expected to announce that Euro 2020 will become Euro 2021.

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Germany In Euro 2020 Group Of Death

Didier Deschamps (France) laughed, Joachim Low (Germany) looked ashen-faced and Fernando Santos (Portugal) stared into the distance. Group F, with its six European Championship titles, features holders Portugal and the most recent two world champions in France and Germany, all three of whom reached the semifinals in 2016. Whichever team makes up the numbers via the playoffs, it will be hard to avoid the thought they have simply won the right to finish bottom.

Before the draw, Low said that Germany should not be considered as one of the favorites for the Euro’s:

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Brazil Destroyed By Germany In World Cup Semi-Final

brazil-fans-tearsIt started so well for Brazil. A rousing national anthem had the stadium in Belo Horizonte rocking and a national stood waiting to take its expected place in Sunday’s World Cup Final at the home of soccer, the Maracana stadium in Rio.

But then the referee blew his whistle to start the game and a ruthless German side ripped the heart out of the Brazilian side on their way to a 7-1 victory. Germany were up 5-0 inside the opening 30 minutes and the only reason the score wasn’t higher was because they took their foot of the pedal in the second half.

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World Cup Day Five: Drama As USA And Germany Take Control Of Group Of Death

Dempsey-Goal-WCIt was a game that stretched and frayed the nerves of USA soccer fame around world as Clint Dempsey gave the U.S. the perfect start when he scored after 31 seconds played, the sixth fastest goal in World Cup history.

But when Jozy Altidore pulled a hamstring in the 21st minute, the US lost its outlet, and as a result were forced further and further pack by Ghana.

Unable to maintain possession of the ball, the pressure built and built on the American defense and eventually Ghana got the breakthrough they deserved in the 82th minute when Asamoah Gyan’s clever backheel allowed Andre Ayew the space to fire the ball past Tim Howard.

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Bundesliga Title Race Wide Open

The race for the Bundesliga title is getting very interesting with each passing week as  Bayern Muinch, Borussia Dortmund and Schalke all notched up wins to ensure that there was no let up in the league standings.

All three teams are level on 40 points with fourth place Borussia Mochengladabch only a point behind. Though Bayern remain top on goal difference, the pressure on Jupp Heynckes is not about to die out soon.

With such competition, it is no wonder that the Bundesliga is the most watched league in the world. That said, Bayern’s 2-0 home win Wolfsburg was thanks in part to top scorer Mario Gomez who scored in the 17 minute to ease tense nerves in the stadium.

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D-day For Hosts Germany

Today another FIFA final will be staged in the city of Bielefeld where Germany will take on surprise finalists Nigeria in the Women’s U-20 World Cup. After nearly three weeks of football and 90 goals, the curtains come down on tournament that has largely been billed as a dress rehearsal for next year’s senior event.

As hosts, Germany are favourites to win the match although the Falconets of Nigeria cannot be ruled out. Both Germany and Nigeria have  perfect records going into the final and that should provide for an entertaining match.

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Germany Hammer England 4-1

Germany reached the World Cup quarterfinals by beating England 4-1 in a match that will be remembered for the goal not awarded to Frank Lampard. Germany raced out to a early tow goal through Miroslav Klose and Lukas Podolski before Matthew Upson pulled a goal back for England in the 37th minute.

Then came the moment of controversy. One minute after Upson’s goal Frank Lampard’s shot from outside the box hit the cross-bar and fell a good yard behind the goal line. But the linesman was not in a position to see that and the referee waved play on.