Iran’s football leagues to resume with no spectators: President Hassan Rouhani

September 20, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgTEHRAN: Iran’s football leagues will resume after the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said.”The soccer leagues will restart after the holy month of Ramadan but the competition must be played behind closed doors,” Rouhani said. Rouhani stressed on Saturday that the competition will resume under the terms of a strict health protocol. Iranian Deputy Health Minister Iraj Harirchi also said earlier that “we can finish the current season in six weeks and teams will have three weeks to prepare for the competition.” “The season would resume under the terms of a strict health protocol. The matches will be held behind closed doors but we will see real football on the field. Players must also avoid goal celebrations,” said Harirchi. Germany’s Bundesliga resumed matches behind closed doors on Saturday but most sports competitions around the world remain suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic. Among other major football leagues, the Serie A is set to resume team training this Monday while the Premier League and LaLiga mull resumption of matches. IANSlast_img read more

City Storm Everton in Title Push

September 8, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgThe Premier League resumes this weekend after a two-week halt due to the international break and leaders, Manchester City, visit ninth-placed, Everton at Goodison Park today in a game the Citizens are expected to go all out as Pep Guardiola has intensified his resolve to put the title to bed as early as possible. On Sunday, Chelsea welcome Tottenham in a London derby as both teams target a top-four place in what is perhaps the fixture of the weekendShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more