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J. League sides step up preparations for July 4 kick off

J. League May 31, 2020

J. League sides step up preparations for July 4 kick off

J. League first-division sides stepped up their preparations on Saturday to resume the season a day after the announcement of a July 4 restart. J. League Chaiman Mitsuru Murai revealed the resumption date following a meeting with club executives, leaving teams around five weeks to ...

Spanish league considers use of virtual crowds when play resumes

Soccer May 30, 2020

Spanish league considers use of virtual crowds when play resumes

Spanish soccer matches could have the look of a video game when the competition resumes next month. The league is contemplating adding virtual crowds to the television broadcast of matches that will be played in empty stadiums because of the coronavirus pandemic. Spanish league president Javier ...

Premier League plans June 17 restart after 100-day shutdown

Soccer May 29, 2020

Premier League plans June 17 restart after 100-day shutdown

The Premier League plans to restart on June 17 after a 100-day shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic, with new staggered kickoff times to make sure every game can be shown on TV as fans are prevented from attending games. The clubs agreed Thursday that ...

Vissel becomes first J. League club to pass ¥10 billion mark

Soccer / J. League May 28, 2020

Vissel becomes first J. League club to pass ¥10 billion mark

Vissel Kobe became the first Japanese club to surpass ¥10 billion ($92.7 million) in annual operating revenue as the club once again topped the J. League earnings list for the 2019 fiscal year, according to figures released Wednesday. The league's financial disclosures showed Vissel, owned ...