People & Profit

European football weighs cost of Covid-19 pandemic

PEOPLE & PROFIT
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Europe's football clubs suspended matches and training as the coronavirus spread across the continent – now, they are weighing the financial implications of their forced time out. Analysts say ending the season early could cost top clubs over €4 billion. Kieran Maguire, football finance lecturer at the University of Liverpool, tells us how the crisis could change the way the industry is run. Also on the show: Germany abandons its "black zero" budget rules to boost the economy, and Japanese sake producers turn spirits into hand sanitiser.