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With almost all football postponed indefinitely because of the coronavirus pandemic, star players have found themselves at a loose end.
With many training grounds off-limits, clubs have sent footballers home, where they're adhering to an isolation period for the next few weeks. How are they passing the time?
ESPN will be keeping a daily eye on what the world's best are up to, as well as how clubs are keeping busy by battling in online competitions against each other.
Al Hilal won the Asian Champions League for the first time on Sunday as a 2-0 win against Urawa Red Diamonds in the final's second leg gave the Saudi Arabian side a 3-0 aggregate victory over the twice champions from Japan.
Salem Al-Dawsari struck 16 minutes from full time from close range to all-but ensure the trophy would return to Saudi Arabia for the first time in 14 years, before Bafetimbi Gomis sealed the win in injury time.
It was Al Hilal's...
Andrew Nabbout has signed for Melbourne Victory, rounding out what has been an impressive week on the transfers front for Marco Kurz's side.
Former Newcastle Jets flyer Nabbout, who last played for the Victory in 2015, is back in the A-League after a 16-month with Urawa Red Diamonds in Japan. He joins fellow Socceroos mainstay Robbie Kruse, who signed for the Victory on Tuesday.
Kruse, 30, said as soon as he heard Victory were interested in him, the feeling was mutual.
"Once my agent spoke to me...
Socceroos coach Graham Arnold remains hopeful attacker Andrew Nabbout will still feature in Australia's Asian Cup campaign.
The 26-year-old Nabbout is yet to feature in the United Arab Emirates after he suffered a groin injury in the final training session before Australia's opener against Jordan on Jan. 6.
He was expected to return to action in Tuesday's final Group B clash with Syria but aggravated the injury in the final training session before the match.
Despite fears Nabbout's tournament is...