The new coronavirus has spread rapidly throughout the world, starting in Wuhan, China, reaching as far as Mexico and South America, which is why several authorities have decided to issue precautionary measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
The strain of the virus has been gradually affecting the sport, from signings that did not materialize for fear of catching the suspension of matches in the most important leagues in Europe. Likewise, it has become feared that the coronavirus will cause the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games to not take place. We present to you the events that, for the moment, have undergone some modification (either suspension or cancellation) by the Wuhan virus so far in 2020.
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Major sports events canceled by the coronavirus
Eurocopa and the American Cup
Two of the most important events in international football are the European Championship and America’s Cup, these competitions were postponed until 2021. In the case of the Eurocup, it is the first time in its history that it has been postponed.
Champions and Europa League
The Champions League is one of the great events that have been affected by the Covid-19, as several games, including Valencia vs Atalanta, were played behind closed doors; for the second most important competition in Europe, Inter Milan vs Ludogorets (2-1) was played in a San Siro without assistants. The match between Barcelona and Napoli, corresponding to the round of 16 and which was agreed for on Wednesday, March 11, will join the list of matches that will be behind closed doors. The duel between Manchester City and Real Madrid, as well as Juventus vs Lyon, were suspended. The Europa League games between Seville and Rome, as well as Inter vs Getafe, were postponed due to the numerous cases that have hit Spain and Italy. UEFA made the decision to postpone the European and Champions Finals, respectively.
Soccer at an international level has had to start taking measures as they are events with a large influx of people; in Italy, several games were rescheduled (including the Italian Classic between Inter and Juventus) and were played without an assistant. Giuseppe Conti, Prime Minister of Italy, decreed the Series A stoppage to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
In Switzerland they decided to postpone several days of the Swiss Super League, although first, they decided to postpone the 24th day, managers of the 20 clubs made the decision to take a break. The country’s Federal Council banned events involving more than a thousand people until March 15. PREMIER LEAGUE In England, however, they are careful and several clubs have banned their players from waving; Likewise, it is being analyzed that people over 70 years of age cannot enter the stands because they are one of the groups most vulnerable to the coronavirus.
Spain decided to play all the games of the next two days of the First and Second Division behind closed doors. The decision of La Liga was made thanks to information from the Higher Sports Council and reported that it will be in constant contact with the Ministry of Health and that it does not rule out ‘alternative plans’ in case the pandemic worsens. The League, after announcing that the games would be behind closed doors, decided to suspend the competition indefinitely. In addition, Real Madrid has been quarantined for the confirmation of a Covid-19 case in a basketball player.