Football: German Bundesliga to resume May 16 after virus halted play BERLIN. KAZINFORM The German Bundesliga, where a number of Japanese soccer players ply their trade, will resume behind closed doors on May 16 for the first time since the new coronavirus pandemic put the soccer season on hold in March, the German Football League said Thursday.
FIFA to distribute $150M among member associations ZURICH. KAZINFORM - FIFA will release all operational funding due to member associations for the years 2019 and 2020 in the coming days as the first step of a relief plan to assist the football community impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This measure will mean that a total of around USD 150 million will be distributed among the 211 national football governing bodies around the world, FIFA informs.
UEFA urges completion of national league football play ANKARA. KAZINFORM Amid the continuing coronavirus pandemic, the European Football Association (UEFA) has urged national associations and leagues to complete domestic tournaments, and decide which teams will participate in its club competitions on «sporting merit.»
Kazakhstan retains its place in updated FIFA ranking NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Kazakhstan’s national football team retained its spot in the updated ranking of the International Football Federation (FIFA) as of February 2020, Kazinform has learnt from the National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
St. Petersburg expects to welcome about one million people during 2020 UEFA Euro Cup ST. PETERSBURG. KAZINFORM - Russia’s second largest city of St. Petersburg expects to welcome about one million of football fans and tourists during matches of the 2020 UEFA Euro Cup this summer, St. Petersburg Vice Governor Vladimir Kirillov said on Tuesday.
Russia’s Spartak FC withdraws from Florida Cup in US amid visa problems MOSCOW. KAZINFORM - The management of the Moscow-based Spartak football club decided not to take part in the Florida Cup tournament to take place in the United States in winter due to problems its players faced while receiving US visas, the club’s press service said.