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Major Link Soccer: Club Brugge becomes the first season-shortened champion

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The Belgian League canceled the rest of the season and awarded Club Brugge the title.

SOCCER JPL D29 CLUB BRUGGE VS CERCLE BRUGGE Photo by KRISTOF VAN ACCOM/BELGA MAG/AFP via Getty Images

We have our first major European league to call it for the season, Son Heung-min will have to serve in the South Korean military, Landon Donovan sits down to talk Coronavirus with an infectious disease expert, and much more. Also congrats, you made it to Friday, through another week without live sports on TV.

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The Belgian Pro League becomes the first major European league to be cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic. Club Bruges to be named champions as Belgian Pro League cancelled - BBC Sport

Fifteen years after one of the most shocking moments in Premier League history, BBC Sport takes a look at some other on-pitch bust-ups involving team-mates. Fisticuffs over free-kicks and bust-ups at yoga - when team-mates clashed - BBC Sport

Defender Jerome Boateng is fined for leaving Munich without permission by his club Bayern Munich. Jerome Boateng: Bayern defender fined by club for leaving Munich - BBC Sport

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Football will be totally different when it eventually resumes after the coronavirus outbreak, FIFA president Gianni Infantino said on Thursday. FIFA president - Football will be 'totally different' after coronavirus 'nightmare'

West Ham defender Aaron Cresswell insists the Premier League should not be held to ransom on a return date. Coronavirus leaves Aaron Cresswell 'petrified' for his newborn baby | Football | The Guardian

‘It was not the right decision to stage the match,’ Matthew Ashton has said amid concern at rising coronavirus numbers in Liverpool. It was wrong to play against Atlético, says Liverpool's public health director | Football | The Guardian

Tottenham forward Son Heung-min is hoping to carry out his mandatory four-week national service. Son Heung-min set to carry out national service in South Korea during shutdown | Football | The Guardian

Belarusian football cashes in on its new-found popularity, despite criticism for continuing during the coronavirus. Belarus football's new global following as Belarusian Premier League continues unabated - BBC Sport

The “first thing” Premier League footballers can do is “take a pay cut and play their part” to help out during the coronavirus pandemic, says health secretary Matt Hancock. Coronavirus: Premier League players should take a pay cut - Matt Hancock - BBC Sport