Despite misgivings of some in the medical community, Spain, the Netherlands and the UK are holding mass events that sell out as soon as tickets go on sale.
Manchester United's Premier League match against Liverpool is postponed after large number of protesting fans storm pitch as part of protest against club's American owners.
Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City and Tottenham desert plans to join breakaway Super League, imploding the breakaway project after backlash from their supporters and warnings from government.
European football's governing body UEFA says players from the 12 major clubs could face international exile while calling splinter league "a cynical project... founded on the self-interest of a few clubs".
"If you want to go to the semi-final, you have to earn the right to do so. We didn't do that tonight, especially in the first half," Liverpool coach Juergen Klopp said after the team's Champions League quarter-final match.
Egyptian painter Islam Battah’s uncanny resemblance to Barcelona footballer Lionel Messi sparks joy for children at an orphanage in Zagazig, north of Egyptian capital Cairo.
The goals came late through Ilkay Gundogan in the 84th minute and Kevin De Bruyne in the 90th.
The January window is regarded as a sellers' market and often a time for stop-gap measures but Liverpool were forced to act.
Aston Villa were forced to field academy players due to a mass Covid-19 outbreak among their ranks, with Under-23 coach Mark Delaney taking charge of the game instead of first-team manager Dean Smith.
Liverpool fell behind to a second-minute lob by former striker Danny Ings and had a penalty claim dismissed when Georginio Wijnaldum's shot from inside the box was blocked by the hand of Jack Stephens.
Coach Mauricio Pochettino was manager of Tottenham in the Premier League for five years and led the Spurs to the Champions League final in 2019.
Meanwhile, Arsenal have eased fears of being dragged into a relegation battle with a stunning 3-1 win over Chelsea, as Manchester United's Premier League title challenge stumbled after they conceded a late equaliser to draw at Leicester.
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