Premier League clubs agreed to resume training in groups

Premier League clubs hope to give their players the go-ahead to return to training in small groups this week. But there is a growing feeling the intended 12 June date for matches to start again will need to be pushed back. A vote is due to take place on training and medical protocols when the 20 top-flight clubs hold their next meeting on Monday morning. If passed, players would be able to train in groups of five from Tuesday. That would be on condition that they observe social distancing rules and adhere to a series of strict criteria, which include getting changed at home and driving to training grounds on their own. At least 14 of the 20 clubs must agree that safety protocols are

Covid-19 Pandemic is over, Bayern Munich back on the training

Bayern Munich were among a number of Bundesliga clubs to return to training for the first time since the campaign was halted by the coronavirus pandemic. The champions trained in groups of five but without any contact, as did Borussia Monchengladbach and Wolfsburg. Bottom side Paderborn worked in small groups and coach Steffen Baumgart said it was important for players to "get the ball on their feet again". Germany's top flight has been suspended since 13 March until at least 30 April. "It was certainly a very unusual feeling holding a training session in small groups today, but it was also nice to see the boys in person again," said Bayern captain Manuel Neuer. Training began with a warm-up routine, followed by running and shooting