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CONCACAF postpones Nations League semifinals, final

Julien Laurens praises the rise of Alphonso Davies but hesitates to call him the best player in CONCACAF.
Gab Marcotti reacts to the news that UEFA has suspended all European competitions "until further notice."

CONCACAF has postponed this summer's Nations League semifinals and final after a FIFA working group tracking the impact of the coronavirus pandemic recommended that all men's and women's international matches scheduled for the June, 2020 window be suspended.

The CONCACAF Nations League matches were scheduled to be played in Houston, Texas on June 4, with the third-place match and final set to take place three days later in Dallas. The U.S. and Honduras comprised one semifinal with the other to be...

FIFA president: Football will be 'totally different' after coronavirus 'nightmare'

Bayern Munich's Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka start initiative for fight against coronavirus.

Football will be totally different when it eventually resumes after the coronavirus outbreak, Gianni Infantino, the head of global soccer body FIFA, said on Thursday.

"Football will come back, and when it does, we'll celebrate coming out of a nightmare together," he told the Italian news agency ANSA in an interview.

"There is one lesson, however, that both you and me must have understood: the football that will come after the virus will be totally different ... [more] inclusive, more social...

Soccer's looming transfer window crisis: Explaining FIFA's bold plan to handle player contracts

Think of it as football's Y2K, the legal bug in the system that could -- if unaddressed -- unleash havoc if 2019-20 competitions continue past June 30.

More than one out of five players in Europe's Big Five leagues -- English Premier League, Spanish La Liga, Italian Serie A, German Bundesliga, French Ligue 1 -- would, legally, disappear from club rosters come July 1 when their contracts expire or when their loan deals come to an end. FIFA have assembled a working group to deal with the issue...

FIFA, sitting on $2.7 billion, looking to help football industry impacted by coronavirus

Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens ask whether UEFA were right to suggest the season could already be over.

FIFA is looking to tap into its vast financial reserves to assist a football industry ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic wiping out games and creating unexpected economic hardship in the world's biggest sport.

The spread of COVID-19 has impacted the wealthiest clubs, with Barcelona and Juventus players taking wage cuts; those in smaller countries, with Slovakian champion Zilina entering bankruptcy; and national football federations, with Uruguay furloughing hundreds of staff.

Having amassed...

FIFPro against player layoffs, wage cuts to reduce coronavirus impact

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta explains how coronavirus affected him and his family.

Global players' union FIFPro has called on soccer clubs to stop firing players or cutting their salaries before talks.

FIFPro said it's "extremely concerned" that clubs in several countries "have begun to immediately lay off players or unilaterally reduce their salaries" because of the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Netherlands-based union said many players worldwide earn at or below average domestic income "and would be severely affected by salary decreases."

One club in Switzerland,...

Australia calls for men's Olympic soccer age limit to be lifted for Tokyo 2021

USWNT star Carli Lloyd explains why she is personally excited the Olympics have been postponed to 2021.
Lionel Messi, Carli Lloyd and more join in a message to the world to advise on Coronavirus and how best to beat it.

FFA hope Tokyo's rescheduled 2021 Olympics features a revised under-24 men's soccer tournament to ensure a swathe of Olyroos that qualified the side all get a chance to compete.

Graham Arnold's team ended a 12-year Olympic absence by qualifying earlier this year for the tournament that is, aside from three over-age exemptions, usually an under-23 event.

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