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Lionel Messi: Football, Life Will Never Be The Same Following Pandemic

May 31, 2020 9:38 PM

Lionel Messi said that he believes that both life and football will forever be changed by the pandemic.

"I don't think football will ever be the same. But beyond football, I don't think life, in general, will ever be the same, either.

"All of us that have experienced this situation will remember what happened in one way or another. In my case, it's with a feeling of sorrow and frustration for those that have suffered the most due to the loss of loved ones," said Messi in an interview.

Messi also spoke of the strangeness upon returning to training amid the pandemic.

The La Liga season is set to return on June 11th.

"I am sure that football and sport, in general, will be affected. Financially, because there are companies linked with the world of sport that will maybe experience some difficulties because of the coronavirus.

"But also professionally, because with the return to training and competing, what was normal before now is going to be different. It will be a strange situation for us as athletes but also for anyone that has to change their usual work dynamic."

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Dynamo Dresden Players Quarantined For 14 Days

May 9, 2020 6:58 PM

Dynamo Dresden players will be quarantined for 14 days after two players tested positive for COVID-19, putting the restart of the Bundesliga 2 at risk.

The Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 are scheduled to start next weekend.

Dresden are at the bottom of the table, with 9 matches left to play.

Bundesliga CEO Christian Seifert said that matches will continue to be played as scheduled.

"It's not a setback. It was always clear it could happen," said Seifert.

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