Welcome to our second European football notebook, featuring contributions from ESPN writers across the continent. In this edition, Liverpool's preventative measures before the Champions League, a top goalkeeper hints at his availability this summer, Man United make contact with their first target and much more.
The English Football Association banned football at every level on Monday, including games involving amateurs and children, in the latest step to combat the spread of the coronavirus.
The Premier League and EFL followed major European leagues last Friday by shutting down all professional football until April 3. Semi-professional leagues in England followed suit on Monday by suspending all non-league competitions indefinitely after matches were held over the past weekend.
The FA, which sanctions...
RADCLIFFE, England -- "Can I have everyone's attention, please?" says a man holding a pint of lager in the Radcliffe FC club bar. "Ivan is 76 today and he was down here at half past seven this morning, forking the pitch to make sure the game went ahead. Thanks very much, Ivan."
While questionable playing surfaces are common at this time of year in the seventh tier -- Radcliffe are 153 places behind Premier League leaders Liverpool in the English football pyramid -- the effect of the coronavirus...
Welcome to our European football notebook, featuring contributions from ESPN writers across the continent. In this first edition, we look at why signing Jadon Sancho would mean so much for Man United, how the coronavirus could impact upcoming England friendlies, Kylian Mbappe's Olympic dream and more.