The 2019/20 UEFA Champions League quarter-finals, semi-finals and final will be played as a straight knockout tournament in Lisbon, Portugal in August, UEFA has announced this morning. This is amazing news for Portugal and it comes as a well-deserved prize for all that the country has done to control the COVID-19 outbreak. UEFA is signalling that Portugal is the ideal country to resume sports activities.
The current health crisis resulting from COVID-19 has put most of the world's citizens at home, and many countries have been "closed for maintenance". This situation caused a series of uncertainties and, in addition to that, this crisis offered a time for reflection on what society we collectively want to build after this hiatus.
Michael Jordan is back on the spotlight. No, he didn't return to the courts, unfortunately for us. Netflix released a docu-series with revelations made by the player and some amazing and previously unpublished footage about the Chicago Bulls dynasty in the 90s that has been causing some stir since.
As the country is slowly easing COVID-19 restrictions, with the outbreak under control and with its national health service responding well, Portugal’s doors are open to tourists, Reuters reported this morning, citing Foreign Minister Augusto Santos Silva.
At a time when some of the biggest national football championships are coming back, nostalgia for sports couldn't be higher. Nevertheless, some won't be coming back and it will be a while until all sports competitions return to normality - and even then, matches will take place without a live audience. There has to be a way to fill this void that our passion is craving.