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Premier League clubs set for friendlies after being given go-ahead

Liverpool held an 11 v 11 game in training at Anfield on Monday



The Premier League has given clubs permission to play friendly matches, with strict restrictions, before the restart on 17 June.

Top-flight sides made requests to face other teams in preparation for the league's return, which was accepted, according to the Telegraph.

Read more: Premier League clubs set for friendlies after being given go-ahead

Chelsea's Giroud: Coronavirus pandemic influenced my decision to stay at club




Olivier Giroud has said the effects of the coronavirus pandemic across Europe influenced his decision to sign a contract extension with Chelsea.

The striker almost left the club in January but the Blues' failure to find a replacement meant Giroud stayed for the final six months of his existing deal.

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Premier League clubs agree to resume contact training as four more test positive


Premier League clubs have unanimously voted to resume contact training as four more individuals from three sides have tested positive for coronavirus



A total of 1,008 players and staff were tested in the third round of testing.

Phase two of 'Project Restart' will see players "train as a group and engage in tackling while minimising unnecessary close contact", the league said.

Read more: Premier League clubs agree to resume contact training as four more test positive

Arsenal Women fined £50,000 for 'act of discrimination' relating to former coach's dismissal

Arsenal were third in the Women's Super League when the WSL season was ended with immediate effect on Monday



Arsenal Women have been fined £50,000 for "an act of discrimination" in dismissing an employee "by reason of disability" in 2014.

Some members of Arsenal staff will also be required to undertake an education programme.

Read more: Arsenal Women fined £50,000 for 'act of discrimination' relating to former coach's dismissal

Coronavirus: Man Utd say pandemic has cost them £28m so far

Manchester United were fifth in the Premier League when play was halted because of the coronavirus pandemic



Manchester United say the coronavirus pandemic has cost them an initial £28m - and expect the final figure to be far higher.

United revealed their third-quarter results to 31 March on Thursday.

Read more: Coronavirus: Man Utd say pandemic has cost them £28m so far


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