Following the recent case of Hudson-Odoi and Mikel Arteta contracting coronavirus and we bring you the latest coronavirus sports news. With cases rising, the English Premier League (EPL) has suspended all sporting activities in the country on hold. EPL management have taken the measures taken by the Italian Serie A and other European league to suspend the league games until April 3.
Latest Coronavirus Sports News and Effect it has on Football Includes:
Chelsea and Arsenal squads have been placed on self-isolation, Arsenal’s Premier League game with Brighton has been postponed. Everton has also joined the self-isolating measures as one of their players showed some symptoms of the virus. Watford are currently awaiting the test results of one their player who also while Bournemouth’s Artur Boruc is self-isolating
They have also agreed with the UEFA Champions League board to suspend all Champions League games which includes Chelsea away game to Bayern Munich and Manchester City hosting Real Madrid. Also the Europa league return legs are also suspended with no date of resumption given yet.
Manchester United were lucky to have their own game played last night behind closed doors with them winning 5-0 with Odion Ighalo winning his first man of the match award in united jersey. He scored the opener before Daniel James doubled the lead and then, Juan Mata, Mason Greenwood and Andres Pereira rounded up the scoring.
The games which has been postponed in the Champions League includes:
Man City v Real Madrid
Juventus v Lyon
Barcelona v Napoli
Bayern Munich v Chelsea.
According to reports the Crystal Palace and Liverpool will need lots of audience with the current form of both clubs, since the place of fans cannot be taken out and health is involved is only wise to postpone all the EPL games. Santo Nuno Espirinto, Wolverhampton coach has raised a complain saying is very bad as they will be playing football while their colleagues are been isolated for the coronavirus.