Clubs and Premier League settle on punishment paymentSum is less per club than average squad member’s yearly salaryThe six English clubs who attempted to join the European Super League have agreed a settlement with the Premier League that will see them pay an expected £20m between them to grassroots causes. The sum, which is likely to be confirmed by the Premier League on Wednesday, is more than was agreed with Uefa in a similar act of contrition but still amounts to less per club than they would pay an average squad member in a year.A further condition agreed between the Premier League and the clubs is understood to involve a much bigger fine – estimated to be in the region of £30m per club – and a 30-point deduction should the clubs attempt such a breakaway again. Under the terms of the ESL, the six – Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham – had planned to continue playing in their domestic leagues as well as in the invitation-only competition. Related: Managerial carousel mirrors the desperate crisis enveloping Europe’s elite clubs | Jonathan Wilson Continue reading…
Austria midfielder Christoph Baumgartner took off from the middle of the field, picked up some pace and dove head first onto the grass. Baumgartner and teammate Stefan Posch both took a turn sliding along the field after a deluge of rain during what was supposed to be a practice session in Bucharest on Saturday — a day before Austria is to play North Macedonia at Euro 2020. Baumgartner, with his arms spread wide like Superman, managed to travel about 30 feet (10 meters) before coming to a very wet stop.
Twelve members of Venezuela's national football team, including five players, tested positive for COVID-19 before the team's Sunday opener against Brazil in Brasilia, AP reports.Why it matters: The South American Football Confederation has not said whether the opening match at Mané Garrincha Stadium will proceed as scheduled or if it will be delayed.Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.What they're saying: The secretary of state for Brasilia said in a statem
Twelve members of the Venezuelan delegation at the Copa America have tested positive for COVID-19, health officials said on Saturday, a day before they meet hosts Brazil in the tournament opener. "The 12 members of the delegation include players and members of the backroom staff," said a statement from the Health Secretariat in Brasilia, where Sunday's game will take place. The South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) made the diagnosis on Friday night and informed local health authorities.