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Major Link Soccer: SC Cambuur’s dream season turns nightmare

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Seasons end early in France and Argentina, while Italy eyes a date to restart.

AZ Alkmaar U23 v SC Cambuur - Dutch Keuken Kampioen Divisie Photo by Cees van Hoogdalem/Soccrates/Getty Images

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NWSL / women’s soccer

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Women’s National League team AFC Fylde have become the first women’s football team to disband as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. AFC Fylde women’s team disbanded after club takes ‘tough decision’ | The Guardian

US soccer

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World soccer

When will fans be let back into stadiums? Is it safe to reopen leagues? And will the sporting landscape be changed forever? Doctors on the return of sports: ‘Fans may not be in stadiums until well into 2021’ | The Guardian

Clubs are concerned about fans gathering outside stadiums even if matches are held behind closed doors. Premier League clubs fear becoming scapegoats if game returns too soon | The Guardian

Some remaining teams will not be able to play home games before the autumn, forcing the confederation to look at alternative arrangements. Uefa considering neutral venues for remaining Champions League matches | The Guardian

The club was 11 points clear of the play-off places and heading for the Eredivisie when the Dutch season was annulled. ‘This is horrible’: Cambuur stunned after dream season turns to dust | The Guardian

The coronavirus pandemic has caused Argentina to put the domestic game on pause for the foreseeable future. Argentina domestic season canceled, relegation suspended two years - Sports Illustrated

The Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 seasons will not resume after France bans all sporting events, including behind closed doors, until September. Ligue 1 & 2: France's top two divisions will not resume this season - BBC Sport

Training in Italy will be allowed to resume on May 18. Serie A edges towards resumption but La Liga may not return before summer | The Guardian

West Ham are in need of money, but strongly prefer to acquire it through any other means. West Ham determined to hold on to Declan Rice amid Chelsea interest | The Guardian

The striker died after a long battle with melanoma. Michael Robinson, former Liverpool and Brighton star, dies aged 61 | The Guardian

The work was originally scheduled to begin in December but is now delayed for at least a year. Liverpool postpone Anfield Road stand expansion owing to Covid-19 | The Guardian