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Coronavirus fear grips football world: Manolo Gabbiadini tests positive, three Leicester players show symptoms, Euro 2020 postponement possible

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The coronavirus outbreak has taken the European football by storm. After Daniele Rugani tested positive for the virus on Wednesday, Manolo Gabbiadini has now contracted the virus as well. La Liga and Eredivisie have temporarily suspended their respective leagues as well.

Manolo Gabbiadini tests positive

Former Southampton striker, currently playing for Sampdoria, Manolo Gabbiadini has tested positive for the coronavirus. The 28-year-old is the second player in the Serie A, after Juventus’s Daniele Rugani to have contracted the virus.

La Liga suspended for two matchdays

After a Real Madrid basketball player tested positive for coronavirus, the whole club was put under quarantine. Madrid’s move prompted La Liga to suspend the league temporarily.

A LaLiga statement read: “Given the circumstances known this morning, referring to the quarantine established at Real Madrid and the possible positives [tests] in players from other clubs, LaLiga considers that the circumstances are already in place to continue with the next phase of the protocol of action against COVID-19.

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“Consequently, in accordance with the measures established in Royal Decree 664/1997 of May 12, [LaLiga] agrees to suspend at least the next two [match] days.

“Said decision will be re-evaluated after the completion of the quarantines decreed in the affected clubs and other possible situations that may arise.

“LaLiga, as organiser of the competition, has proceeded to communicate this to the RFEF [Royal Spanish Football Federation], the CSD [High Sports Council] and the clubs.”

Moreover, Eredivisie has been suspended as well, until March 31.

Leicester City isolate players showing coronavirus symptoms

“We’ve had a few players that have shown symptoms and signs (of coronavirus). We’ve followed procedures and (as a precaution) they have been kept away from the squad,” Brendan Rodgers revealed earlier today.

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“Of course, from a football perspective, it would be a shame, but the public’s health is the most important aspect in all of this,” he added when quizzed about a possible suspension of the Premier League and on football as a whole.

Reports: Euro 2020 could be postponed

According to reports in L’Equipe, UEFA will announce the postponement of Euro to 2021 on Tuesday, when they are scheduled to formally meet to discuss the coronavirus pandemic.

Chelsea training cancelled

According to reports in The Athletic, Chelsea cancelled their training session on Thursday after a coronavirus scare. The report claims that ‘someone close to the squad’ complained of coronavirus symptoms.

‘I am sorry’- Italy PM Conte announces suspension of sport due to coronavirus

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Supercomputer Predicts The Champions League Winner For 2019-20 Season

Liverpool will fall short of successfully defending their Champions League crown, according to a supercomputer simulation.But Jurgen Klopp’s men, who have been in the final of the Champions League for the last two seasons, failed to retain the title in the supercomputer’s predictions.

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Supercomputer Predicts The Champions League Winner For 2019-20 Season

 

BT Sport’s The Script predicted if Jurgen Klopp would lead Liverpool to their second consecutive Champions League trophy,Liverpool will fall short of successfully defending their Champions League crown, according to a supercomputer simulation.

But Jurgen Klopp’s men, who have been in the final of the Champions League for the last two seasons, failed to retain the title in the supercomputer’s predictions. Ahead of the Champions League group stage draw on Thursday, BT Sport’s The Script has been used to simulate the winner of Europe’s top-tier club competition. Premier League trio Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City all reached the knockout stage of the competition. But Spurs, who were last season’s runners-up, failed to make the round of 16. And Chelsea come up against Los Blancos in the quarter-finals and are subsequently knocked out of the competition. Liverpool’s hopes of retaining the Champions League end in the quarter-finals against Barcelona. But Barca have the last laugh this time around as they beat Liverpool to set up El Clasico for the Champions League semi-finals.

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Madrid beat Barcelona in the semi-finals and progress to the final to meet Bayern Munich, who knocked out Juventus. Zinedine Zidane’s men walk away triumphant with another Champions League crown after defeating the German champions 3-2 in the final. Atletico Madrid, who reinforced heavily this summer, were knocked at the hands of Bayern Munich in the round of 16.And Paris Saint-Germain reached the quarter-finals, only to narrowly lose 3-2 on an aggregate scoreline to the Bavarians.

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Champions League: UEFA Confirms Quarter Final Dates For Champions league

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Bundesliga has announced its league will in action starting from 22 May while Serie A is also tipped to continue either this month or next to one, UEFA has indicated that they are working on its competition resumption in August despite agreeing that they are still in darkness over the situation.

According to RMC Sport, French club Lyon who shocked Juventus 1-0, is expected to play the return League in Turin on 8th August.

In a meeting that took place this morning in Turin between the presidents of the main European clubs, UEFA has confirmed that they are determined to finish 2019/2020 edition at all costs.

With other states working on how to either end or continue with championship which could come to an end of July, European football management body would also have found a date for the quarter-finals.

The quarter’s finals are tipped to take place on 10th,11th, or 12th August.

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French giants Paris Saint-Germain, who eliminated Borussia Dortmund in the round of 16, could make their big comeback in action even after their league was canceled.

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Portsmouth FC suggests Zorbing to resume EPL !!!

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As an exit to the current Corona Virus trap for the EPL season a weird suggestion came up from Hampshire

• The Portsmouth club administration proposes to complete the season by wearing each zorb player to limit the spread of Corona

• Also, they suggested that the fans wear it, too!

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