Bundesliga delay decision on restarting season until April 23

The German Football League (DFL) have postponed a meeting on restarting the Bundesliga season that was due to take place on Friday until April 23.

Both the Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 have been suspended since mid-March and will remain so until April 30 at the earliest.

“The reason for postponing [Friday’s meeting] is to give more time to the clubs and leagues to prepare decisions that we have to make,” the DFL said in a statement.

The 36 clubs from Germany’s top two divisions have to decide on whether they want the remainder of the 2019/20 season to be completed.

German Chancellor Angela Merckel and her federal ministers will meet on Wednesday to consider relaxing lockdown measures for coronavirus.

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How a Summer of Club Football Could See Every Major European Competition Decided

Brace yourselves for a summer of football like you have never known before.

Plans are underway to restart the football season across Europe, and it will feel strange when the beautiful game does return.

These are complicated times for any business as the impact of the coronavirus is felt across the globe.

But football seems to have become particularly central to the overall narrative, as players’ salaries have come into focus and the public, quarantined in their homes, now seek escapism and hope.

In daily meetings and briefings between club and league officials, there are attempts to break down ways play can safely resume. And we are heading towards an intense period of games that will decide the winners and losers of 2019/20.

We can expect domestic leagues to be decided over a period of five to six weeks.

We should prepare ourselves for a new-look UEFA Champions League schedule, with European fixtures played almost daily and possibly games even taking place on weekends.

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Chaos at Camp Nou: Inside Barcelona’s Bubbling Crisis

No club is enjoying a good spell during the coronavirus crisis, but then again, no club is having quite such a bad one as Barcelona. As the financial downturn begins to bite, the ongoing mismanagement of the club is being exposed, and there aren’t even in any matches in which Lionel Messi can do something brilliant to deflect attention from the chaos in the boardroom.

The presidency of Josep Maria Bartomeu had been under attack for several months before the crisis. Messi is not an obviously political animal, so the fact that he had taken to offering public criticism of the board on a regular basis is significant. But the events of last Thursday evening, when six directors resigned, have taken the crisis to a new level. Even worse for Bartomeu, one of those who resigned was Emili Rousaud, whom he had elevated to vice president only a month ago, effectively nominating him as the continuity candidate and his ideal successor, to stand in next year’s presidential elections.

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Haitian president says wearing a mask is indispensable

Covid-19 is gaining ground in Haiti. The wearing of masks by the whole population seems to be the measure prioritized by the government to limit the spread of the disease in the country. For the President of the Republic, wearing a mask is essential. Jovenel Moïse has announced the distribution of three million masks, notably in public markets.

“Wearing a mask is very important, not to say essential today. Many countries have experienced it and it has worked well, “said the President on Monday in an address to the nation. He asked Prime Minister Joseph Jouthe to proceed with the distribution of masks in order, he said, to see this Wednesday, April 15, people wearing masks throughout the territory.Jovenel Moïse, who did not specify if the masks are already available, said that the multisectoral commission co-chaired by Drs Jean William Pape and Lauré Adrien has three million masks, 13,000 gowns for medical staff and more five thousand gallons of alcohol-based solution.

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Social distancing: A luxury Haiti’s poor cannot afford

By Sam Bojarski

While social distancing might be possible for Haiti’s elite, living in comfort behind stone walls, the country’s poor majority faces a different reality.

“Social distancing is practically impossible for people of the lower class, because in a small house we can find more than 10 people in a room, it is the reality of districts like Cité-Soleil, Bélair, Jalousie and many others,” Dr. Youri Louis, a physician and leadership committee coordinator for the nonprofit EqualHealth, said in an email to the Haitian Times.

In Haiti, the economic lives of millions depend on daily transactions, often via the vast informal economy. Despite educational efforts designed to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus, many mistrust the messaging from the government, which faces limited resources to stem the pandemic. Medical workers fear the lack of social distancing could overwhelm the country’s unequipped health care system.

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The incredible defensive statistic PSG shares with Liverpool

Over the past few seasons, Paris Saint-Germain has given up some soul-crushing penalties but this season, that aspect of their game is greatly improved.

According to Optajean, only four teams have not conceded a single penalty in the top five European leagues this season. Those teams are PSG, Liverpool FC, Newcastle United FC, and Borussia Dortmund.

This season, much of the focus has been on PSG’s attacking players and rightfully so. Any time a team can start Angel Di Maria, Mauro Icardi, Kylian Mbappé, and Neymar Jr., they’re going to steal all of the headlines.

Behind the scenes, though, it’s been PSG’s defense that has helped them to the top of Ligue 1, the finals of two domestic cup competitions, and the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League for the first time since 2016.

Throughout the group stage of the Champions League, PSG only allowed two goals through six games and in the second leg against Dortmund in the Round of 16, they shut out Erling Haaland and Jadon Sancho.
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Miroslav Klose to become Hansi Flick’s assistant at Bayern?

Miroslav Klose has been offered a job as an assistant to Bayern München coach Hansi Flick, according to Kicker.

Flick has told Klose that he would like him to specialize in training forwards, shots on goal and set pieces while he works on finishing his coaching education by June 2021.

The former German international, who has been a youth coach at Bayern since 2018, has signaled an interest in becoming Flick’s assistant, but he hasn’t made a final decision yet, as per Kicker.

According to the German football magazine, Klose has also been offered a position as an assistant at another unnamed Bundesliga club, who have been trying hard to get him on board in the last few months.

While Klose is understood to be in no rush, he will probably not wait too long before making up his mind.

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New Napoli deal for Zielinski

As Poland star Arkadiusz Milik seems set to leave, Napoli are reportedly one step away from renewing with his compatriot Piotr Zielinski.

Il Mattino claims the two Poland internationals at the San Paolo are heading in opposite directions, with Zielinski close to agreeing new terms with the Partenopei.

Milik has been linked with a move away from the Azzurri and the striker has lately been targeted by both Milan in Serie A and Atletico Madrid in La Liga.

The newspaper writes about a phone call between Zielinski and the club, revealing the 25-year-old is close to signing a new deal and will supposedly do so as soon as Napoli resume play.

The contract shall have already been drafted, tying him down to another four years and Zielinski will reportedly go from €1.5m a year to a deal worth €2.5m annually, with a €100m release clause in his deal.

The attacking midfielder has settled well in Naples after arriving from Udinese in a €15.6m move in 2016 and has played 178 games for the Parteno..

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https://haitiantimes.com/2020/04/14/29937/

It’s gone to the point that either you lost a loved one or you know someone who did. COVID-19 plagued the world. The United States, which is the go-to destination of Haitians, leads the world in deaths. Hence, many Haitians have passed from the coronavirus in the U.S, doctors, businessmen, former musicians, fathers, mothers, uncles…

COVID-19 might’ve taken the lives of our fellow Haitians, but the memories we have of them are immune to the virus; their accomplishments, their impact on the Haitian community will live forever. We’re writing a collection of obituaries to remember the Haitians who passed from COVID-19.

If you lost a family member and would like to include him/her in our collection of obituaries, please, contact any of the two reporters below, or direct someone you know lost a family member to our reporters. Thank You!

Onz Chery

Phone number– (347)-338-7517

Email– ralph.chery011@gmail.com

Rachele Viard

WhatsApp– 509 4039-0792

Email– rachele_viard@yahoo.com

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Haitian President Jovenel Moïse prioritizes wearing masks

Haiti’s head of state, Jovenel Moïse, recommends wearing a mask as the main prevention strategy against the corona virus. In an address to the nation this Monday, April 13, 2020, Mr. Moïse indicated that the free distribution of masks will begin on Wednesday, April 15.

For the moment the scientific commission has a stock of 3 million masks. To make up for the shortage of masks, the Head of State calls on civil society organizations and subcontracting companies to get involved in the effort to produce masks, Radio Metropole report. Read more.

http://www.metropolehaiti.com/metropole/full_une_fr.php?id=33523

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