Coach Mikel Arteta was not the first of European football to be positive for corona virus. Old continental football is in crisis because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
On the afternoon of March 12 (local time), coach Mikel Arteta and all Arsenal club members were isolated at home. The “Gunners” homepage reports that their captain is positive for the corona virus. Arsenal’s London Colney Training Center was also quarantined.
On March 12, Series A received its second case of corona virus. Sampdoria’s Manolo Gabbiadini has tested positive. “Manolo Gabbiadini’s test result was positive for the corona virus. He showed signs of fever, but he was able to function normally and be properly treated according to procedures,” the club’s homepage said.
A day earlier, Juventus defender Daniele Rugani was the first of Italian football to miss the corona virus. This case caused the match Juventus – Lyon was officially delayed because of fear of spreading the Covid-19 pandemic.
Series A decides to suspend at least 2 rounds until the situation is under control. The teams involved in the two cases above stopped working and individuals who had close contact were put to the test and waiting for results.
Germany also has 2 players infected with corona virus. The first case was Hannover defender Timo Huebers 96. He was positive for corona virus when he discovered he had been in contact with an infected person. Not long after, Timor’s teammate Jannes Horn was also identified with the corona virus infection, according to Bild.
The situation in the UK is more complicated. At least 3 Leicester City players isolated themselves at home due to suspicion of coronary virus infection. The management of the “Fox” did not reveal specific identities, but moves to prevent the spread were made.
Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen has signs of corona virus infection that this team has to cancel. All equipment at Cobham training center was then cleaned and sprayed with epidemic prevention.
As of 23:00 on 12 March (Hanoi time), Italy is the leading country in Europe in the number of infections when there were 12,462 cases positive for corona virus, followed by Spain (3,059), Germany (2,052). and France (2,281).
The European Football Confederation (UEFA) must revise its tournaments to limit the spread of Covid-19. Two matches in the Europa League between Inter – Getafe, AS Roma – Sevilla were also postponed before deciding to postpone the series of rounds to the round of 1/8 Champions League taking place on the morning of March 18 (Hanoi time) between Man City – Real Madrid and Juventus – Lyon.