International SoccerIt will be played behind closed doors in the Bundesliga and Ligue 1
The spread of the coronavirus in Europe has stopped football in the old continent. LaLiga, whichhas postponed the First and Second Division championships for the next two weeks, joins other countries like Italy with Serie A and Switzerland with the Super League. The Covid-19 has made the French Ligue 1, the German Bundesliga, the Portuguese NOS League … close their stadiums. For now, the Premier resists. This is the world of the ball in Europe.
The English League is still on target … although the UK has assembled the COBRA committee, in charge of dealing with serious crisis situations and citizen security, to see how football continues, according to the Times. The British media assures that if the stage and the contagions of the Covid-19 increase, the Premier matches and the professional categories would be played behind closed doors with the aim of finishing the tournaments. Pubs would be prohibited from rebroadcasting duels to avoid crowds, and club subscribers would be given a way to view clashes at home. For now, only City-Arsenal was postponed when positive Evangelos Marinakis, owner of Olympiacos and Nottingham Forest, after being with the ‘gunners’ players.
After playing several games behind closed doors in recent weeks, Serie A decided on Monday to postpone the championship after theCONI to suspend all sporting events in Italy until April 3 and the Giuseppe Conte government restricted the movements of entry and exit into the country by decreeing quarantine. “We cannot even allow the football league games to continue, I am sorry to say, but the fans must take note.”explained the prime minister. In addition, the Juventus footballer,Daniele Rugani tested positive for coronavirus. The defender is asymptomatic, but the ‘bianconero’ team is in isolation … like Inter, their last rival in the Italian championship.
The postponement of the Strasbourg-PSG of the last day due to the increase in cases in the Upper Rhine, bordering department of the Lower Rhine where the match was to be played, was the prelude to the measure adopted byLigue 1 to play all games behind closed doors.The French government decreed that there could be no events of more than 1,000 people, which led ‘Championnat’ and Ligue 2 to play without an audience until April 15. The League Cup final to be played by PSG and Olympique Lyon on April 4 has also been postponed. The PSG-Dortmund back from the knockout stages of the Champions League was already held without an audience in the Parc des Princes.
TheDFL Deutsche Fußball Liga (DFL) decided that the matches of the 26th day will be played this weekend … behind closed doors.There will be no public in any of the nine games this weekend. And next time, it has already been determined that Freiburg-Werder Bremen, Paderborn-Hoffenheim and Hertha-Union Berlin will be played without spectators. And of the 29 the Hertha-Augsburg for the concentration of cases of the Covid-19 in various areas of Germany. Gladbach 2-1 Cologne held at Borussia-Park was the first game behind closed doors. In the Bundesliga 2,Hannover 96 player Timo Hübers tested positive for coronavirus, which caused the isolation of the club of Lower Saxony. The entire squad was tested … although the team itself confirmed that it contracted the virus at an event on Saturday and that it had had no contact with the rest of the squad since then.
The Federation of the Portuguese country decided that the First and Second divisions of Portugal will be played behind closed doorsstarting this weekend. “All matches in professional soccer competitions will be held without spectators,” he said in his statement. The football managers have not commented on what will happen from the next day.
Thematches between PSV-Emmen, Willem II-Heerenveen and Waalwijk-GroningenDue to take place this weekend in the cities of Eindhoven, Tilburg and Bolduque in North Brabant, they have been postponed due to the increase in cases of coronavirus in those areas. “We prefer to postpone games than let them play without an audience,” said the KNVB. The rest of the meetings continue, for now, ahead.
On February 28, the Swiss country decided to postpone the Super League matches due to the coronavirus.A measure that was adopted in Swiss First and Second football and that the Federation extended until at least March 23for the “special situation” regarding the Covid-19. Playing matches behind closed doors, after discussion between Swiss clubs, was ruled out.