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How The Coronavirus Is Damaging European Football With Italy The Most Affected

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How The Coronavirus Is Damaging European Football With Italy The Most Affected

The outbreak of coronavirus has severely affected European football and it is progressing towards more future damager.

Five Serie A games were postponed including a very attractive fixture between Juventus and Inter Milan last week. After meeting with 20 clubs, the Swiss Football League has postponed all games until March 23.

Italy is currently the hardest-hit country across the continent but others are not too far behind. Governments are considering shutting down schools and public transport for the entire month of March. There are currently 3089 confirmed cases in Italy with a death toll of 107 till date, according to Sky Italy.

More games are likely to get cancelled or shifted back if the virus spreads any further. UEFA has also started to take a hit with the Champions League. Valencia vs Atalanta and Inter Milan vs Getafe is due to take place in a closed stadium.

Things are running in full swing in the UK. Football authorities and government officials have concluded that there is no need to shut down venues just yet. BBC Sport claims that the situation could change in the coming weeks. As for now, countries like Germany, Spain and France are starting to take precautious measures as well.

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