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FA Cup: Clubs With Less Than 14 Players In Their Match-day Squad Will Forfeit Ties - FA

The FA Cup has introduced a rule change due to the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the UK. According to the new rule, any participating club that cannot put together 14 players in their third-round matchday squad will have their games rescheduled, and if the postponed date cannot be accommodated before the fourth, the inflicted team will be forced to forfeit the game.

NPFL: Nasarawa Utd And Rivers Utd Claim Top Spots As Akwa Utd & MFM Fall To Defeats

Nasarawa United move to the top of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) table in Game Week 2 after defeating Heartland FC 2-1; Omoniwari Fortune 19' goal was enough to see Rivers defeat Abia Warriors, while victories for Enugu Rangers and Lobi Stars means Akwa Utd and MFM ended the game week on 16th and 7th respectively.

EPL Sets Dates For Rescheduled September Fixtures

The Premier League has today confirmed that two fixtures postponed from the opening weekend in September have been rescheduled to January 2021. Burnley will host Manchester United on 12 January 2021, with Manchester City taking on Aston Villa at home on 20 January.

COVID-19: Premier League To Continue Amid New English Lockdown

Following the announcement of the new lockdown in England and Scotland by Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday, the Premier League football and other elite professional sports in England will be allowed to continue despite the lockdown restrictions. The six-week lockdown includes closure of primary and secondary schools with effect from Wednesday, recreational centres with some exemptions including "elite sportspeople (and their coaches if necessary, or parents/guardians if they are under 18) -- or those on an official elite sports pathway -- to compete and train".

Atletico Madrid Terminates Contract With Diego Costa Ahead Of January Transfer Window

Spanish Professional Football Club, Atletico de Madrid has announced that it has terminated its contract with Spain Striker, Diego Costa, allowing the footballer to exit as a free agent. This was disclosed on Tuesday in a statement on the Club’s official website. “Atletico de Madrid and Diego Costa have reached an agreement for the termination of the striker’s contract, which was to end on June 30, 2021,” the statement said. “The striker asked to leave the club for personal reasons a few days ago and on Tuesday signed the termination of his contract. The club thanks Diego Costa for his dedication during these years and wishes him well in the next stage of his professional career.”

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