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Manchester City v Real Madrid expected to be postponed as La Liga suspended - MW


The match against Real Madrid against Manchester City next week is expected to be postponed due to coronavirus. The Spanish club was quarantined after one of its basketball team players tested positive for coronavirus, prompting all activities at Val Valebebas Club's training club to be suspended. effective immediately. It is understood that Real have asked Uefa to postpone the match at Etihad.




The decision to go to quarantine was made at the same time as La Liga announced that they would suspend the competition for at least 14 days. There has been no confirmed case of coronavirus among Madrid footballers, but the club decided to close Valdebebas after an active basketball player tested, because the two teams shared the same mechanics. facility, along with the entire youth team formed at the club. The players were sent home, along with all the staff working at Valdebebas, and the center was completely closed. Employees' families are also contacted and told to return home from where they worked.

The Madrid Madrid squad came to the training on Thursday morning, but they gave up the facilities and a notice was made shortly after local time. A statement said that Madrid's upcoming basketball and soccer matches, due to be played on Thursday and Friday, will not go ahead. There has not been a clear mention of the trip to Manchester, but the club predicts that match will also be postponed.

Uefa said it called a meeting - via videoconference - of European football stakeholders on March 17 to discuss all domestic and European competitions, including Euro 2020.

A statement from the European governing body reads: Prior to the ongoing development of Covid-19 across Europe, today, Uefa has invited representatives of its 55 member associations, along with Council of the European and European Club Association Leagues and a representative of FIFPro, attended the videoconference meeting on Tuesday March 17 to discuss the reaction of European football to with an outbreak.

Meanwhile, in Spain, a meeting between the federation, the federation and League players, agreed to postpone football in the first and second leagues for the next two days. La Liga initially decided to play those things behind closed doors, but at a meeting held at the federation headquarters in Las Rozas, it was decided that no games would go ahead.

Real Madrid are expected to open the tournament this weekend against Eibar at the Santiago Bernabéu on Friday night.

MW

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