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Six positive cases for coronavirus have been discovered at three Premier League clubs after players and staff were tested ahead of a come back to training, England’s top-flight said on Tuesday.
“The Premier League can today confirm that, on Sunday 17 May and Monday 18 May, 748 players and club staff were tested for COVID-19,” the league said in a statement.
“Of these, six have tested positive from three clubs.”
No details is make known over which individuals or clubs recorded the cases.
“Players or club staff who have tested positive will now self-isolate for a period of seven days,” added the league’s statement.
Premier League clubs began returning to their various training grounds in small groups on Tuesday after protocols on safety procedures were signed off on Monday.
*The number of positive cases represents just 0.8 per cent of those tested and is consistent with similar widespread testing conducted by other major leagues hoping to complete the season.*
Germany’s top two divisions confirmed 10 positive cases out of 1,724 tests two weeks ago ahead of their return to training last weekend.
Former Brazilian star, Edilson says Lionel Messi has to win the World Cup to demonstrate he is better than him.
The 49-year-old was a participant of the Brazilian side that won the Japan/Korea World Cup title in 2002
He also professed that during his time, he was better than Messi and Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo.
Similarly, Edilson said fellow coountryman Neymar has to win the competition to be better than him as well, denying that he was more talented than the threesome.
Messi and Ronaldo have won 11 of the last 12 Ballon d’Or and have a number of individual tag and well known prizes to their names.
But Edilson, who played for Palmeiras and Corinthians in his home country and was never a nominate or won the Ballon d’Or, emphasized that his World Cup medal gave him a step over them.
“At my best, I played better than Neymar,” he was quoted as telling TV Bandeirantes.
He added, “He (Neymar) needs to win the World Cup in order to be better than me. I have personality, and for Messi to be better than me, he also has to win the World Cup.”
For Ronaldo, Edilson blmake that the Portuguese is talented with both feet and has strength but still does not match his talent.
Messi in 2014 played the final World Cup with Argentina where his side lost meticulously to Germany one to nil in Brazil.
Ronaldo and Neymar have also made it to the semi-final of the competition with their respective nations.
South Korea’s football season will start on Friday after a two-month coronavirus set back, clearing the way for the global game as other leagues struggle to return to action.
Goal caurousing, handshakes and even talking are out under strict new safety measures put forward to prevent any contagion during games, which will be played behind closed doors.
“While countries such as Belarus, Turkmenistan and Taiwan defied the virus to keep playing football, South Korea — the 2002 World Cup co-hosts and semi-finalists — are the first prominent nation in the sport to allow matches.”
South Korea have taken one of the worst early escalation of COVID-19 outside China, pushing professional sports to hang or delay their seasons, a control that was redo worldwide.
But the country seems to have flattened the curve thanks to an appendage “trace, test and treat” programme, and football’s restart comes after baseball started without fans on Tuesday.
“The K-League is Asia’s first major competition to return to action, while Europe’s giants remain sidelined with only Germany’s Bundesliga so far making concrete plans to resume.”
Friday’s resuming game will be between defending champions Jeonbuk Motors — who are managed by Jose Mourinho’s former assistant Jose Morais — and Cup-holders Suwon Bluewings.