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Ballon d’Or 2020 Scrapped Because Of COVID-19

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Ballon d'Or 2020 Scrapped Because Of COVID-19

For the first time in the 64-year history of the Ballon d’Or, the award ceremony will not be awarded this year due to conditions created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Organizers of France Football announced that the outbreak wreaked havoc on the football calendar and hence there will be no edition in 2020, because it turns out, after thoughtful consideration, that all the conditions are not met.

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Pascal Ferre, the editor of the magazine said it would be unfair to vote on the world’s best player when some leagues, including the French Ligue 1, cancelled their seasons early.

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He added. “We believe that such a singular year cannot… be treated as an ordinary year,”

“Two months (January and February), out of the eleven generally required to form an opinion and decide who should lift the trophies, represent far too little to gauge and judge, without forgetting that the other games were played –- or will be played –- in unusual conditions (behind closed doors, with five replacements, Champions League’s Final 8 played in a single game).”

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Frank de Boer Replaces Ronald Koeman As Netherlands Coach

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Frank de Boer Replaces Ronald Koeman As Netherlands Coach

Frank de Boer has been given a two-year contract as Netherlands head coach to replace Ronald Koeman.

Frank de Boer won 112 caps and played at two world cups for the Netherlands.

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Former defender de Boer, who also played for Barcelona and ajax, won a record four successive Dutch league titles as coach of ajax between 2011 and 2014.

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Barcelona Agree To Sell Striker Luis Suárez To Atlético Madrid

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Barcelona Agree To Sell Striker Luis Suárez To Atlético Madrid

Barcelona have agreed to let striker Luis Suarez join La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid.

The Uruguayan agreed terms on a reduced salary with atletico after a move to Juventus fell through because of passport issues.

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Reports say Barcelona chairman Josep Maria Bartomeu blocked the deal because he did not wish to sell to a Spanish rival.

But, after meeting with Suarez’s representatives, the Catalan club backed down, with the striker threatening to air his grievances to the media.

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Suarez will earn half of the 30m euros a year he earned at Barcelona

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic Tests Positive For Coronavirus, AC Milan Confirm

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