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Football’s magnetism means doors should stay closed on crowdless matches | Simon Burnton | Football

Valencia hosted Atalanta on 10 March behind closed doors.

England has hosted only a handful of senior competitive behind-closed-doors football fixtures and anyone who considers them a suitable and workable solution to the problems now facing sport could probably do with a reminder about how the previous ones went down, starting with the first. This, at least, is a …

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The Fiver | Playing on behind closed doors in the world’s largest prison yard | Football

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FAIR DINKUMPOOPS Perhaps because they live down under, where day is night and night is day and everywhere is incredibly far a flamin’ away, Australians might think they’ve nothing to worry about when it comes to coronavirus because they have always lived in a state of permanent self-isolation from the …

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The doors have closed on La Liga, just like front doors all over Spain | Football

A handful of fans outside Barcelona’s Camp Nou after the La Liga season was suspended.

Sevilla midfielder Óliver Torres was at home making dinner when the match he had looked forward to more than any other was supposed to be kicking off, a “magic moment” that didn’t arrive. Across the city that hosts the biggest, noisiest derby there is, the Real Betis goalkeeper Joel Robles …

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IOC rules out staging Tokyo Olympic Games behind closed doors | Sport

The International Olympic Committee has ruled out staging the Tokyo Games behind closed doors because it would be anathema to the whole philosophy of a movement that seeks to bring people across the globe together in celebration of sport. Almost every major sport has shut down because of Covid-19 but …

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Talking Horses: Kelso leads racing’s move behind closed doors | Sport

It is anyone’s guess how long it will last, but British racing will head behind closed doors at Kelso on Monday and, from “later in the week”, at the remainder of Britain’s racecourses too. No spectators, no bookies, no Tote, no atmosphere. Jockeys in particular will soon be working in …

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Horse racing in England and Wales set to be run behind closed doors | Sport

British racing is likely to go behind closed doors from later this week, initially until the end of March but potentially for much longer, following a recommendation of the industry’s Covid-19 working party which will be considered on Monday by racing’s senior executives. Possible changes to the fixture list will …

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Football behind closed doors may tell us much about how home advantage works | Tim Lewis | Football

The Mestalla in Valencia has to be one of the most intimidating stadiums in the world for visiting football teams. Its stands, which have the pitch of a ski jump, allow home fans to create a claustrophobic wall of noise. The rabid screams of 55,000 Valencians, bouncing off the concrete …

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What is it like to cover a football game behind closed doors? | Jamie Jackson | Football

Manchester United take on Lask in the all-but-empty Linzer Stadion.

Come and enter the hidden cabaret behind the closed doors of Manchester United’s 5-0 thrashing of Lask in Thursday’s Europa League last-16 first leg. The show commenced at 6.55pm local time at the Linzer Stadion and was a veritable offering of vaudeville. The bill featured two garden-hopping United supporters who …

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Sawgrass closes doors to spectators and Masters may have to follow suit | Sport

The potential for a Masters free from spectators dominated discussion during the first round of the Players Championship, after the PGA Tour imposed a closed-door policy for the final 54 holes at Sawgrass as worries increase over the coronavirus threat. Jay Monahan, the Tour’s commissioner, revealed he held discussions with …

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Coronavirus live updates: NCAA Tournament games in Ohio will be played without fans; Warriors close doors

Coronavirus live updates: NCAA Tournament games in Ohio will be played without fans; Warriors close doors

Mar 11, 2020 at 4:10 pm ET • 1 min read The rapid spread of the coronavirus is causing cancellations and postponements of sporting events around the globe. As of Tuesday afternoon, there have been at least 116,000 coronavirus cases worldwide, according to CBS News. While 64,000 people have recovered, …

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