Corona attack again on sports, now impact on English Premier League matches

London. The deadly corona virus is again affecting the sports world and on Friday English Premier League (EPL) the decision to postpone the match had to be taken. The organizers of this league said that due to the outbreak of Corona virus in the Newcastle team, its match against Southampton on Sunday has been postponed. Newcastle’s previous match against Everton on Thursday was also cancelled.

The EPL said Newcastle, ranked 19th on the table, did not have the 13 players and one goalkeeper needed to face Southampton at St Mary’s Stadium due to COVID-19 cases and injuries. France’s domestic league matches are also being affected due to Kovid-19.

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The French league postponed the matches of Angers and Saint-Etienne to be played on 9 January. The number of corona virus cases in Angers’ team is quite high. Angers on Thursday demanded the postponement of these matches, saying that 19 of the 30-player squad are infected with the corona virus and they are not authorized to play again until January 10. Angers said that five of his associate members have also been affected by Kovid-19.

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