Coronavirus updates LIVE: Russian Premier League to return

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected more than 4.4 million people and spread across 215 countries. Here are the biggest stories of its impact on sport today.

Defending champion Zenit boasts a nine-point lead ahead of the restart.   -  Bongarts

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has spread worldwide, affecting the lives of over 4.4 million people, and spreading across 215 countries.

The Premier League is eyeing a resumption date while the German Football Association has set the restart date for Bundesliga and DFB Pokal behind closed doors after chancellor Angela Merkel gave the go-ahead last week. These will be the first leagues to return after lockdown in Europe.

While the LaLiga has announced clubs can return to training with players working out individually, Serie A is eyeing a restart on June 13.

Here are the biggest news stories from the world of sport, as they happen: