Coronavirus and its impact on Football World
The deadly Coronavirus has left football in a complete shutdown
Football has been suspended in every major league because of the global pandemic Coronavirus. The disease which spread globally from China has led to more than 7000 deaths reported as of now and more than 180,000 people affected from it. The numbers are rising everyday at a substantial rate.
Italy has been suffering the most after China with two funerals being recorded every hour. The Serie A has been suspended indefinitely. Players of Juventus, Fiorentina and Sampdoria have been tested positive of Coronavirus. The whole country is in a lockdown. The La liga, Premier league, Bundesliga, Ligue one and the Eredivisie have been suspended too. UEFA has indicated that the situation is under constant scrutiny. A 55 member panel will decide the Champions league and Europa league’s future today.
The Euro’s which were going to be played in June 2020 is now uncertain and looks to be postponed too. The Euro’s which take place every four years have been long awaited now. The 2016 tournament was won by Portugal.
Spanish Club Valencia have announced their 5 players and staff have tested positive of the Coronavirus. Valencia announced in a statement that their players and staff are in good health in their homes in isolation. “We are confident that with solidarity, responsibility and good spirits we will beat this pandemic,” the club said.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta and Chelsea player Callum Hudson Odoi were tested positive of Coronavirus too.