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The Premier and the Bundesliga join the breakdown of the major leagues due to the coronavirus

Published:13/03/2020 - 18:13h

Updated:13/03/2020 - 18:13h

The Premier League and Bundesliga have been the last competitions to announce the suspension of the season due to the coronavirus. Spain, France, Italy, Holland and Portugal have done it before. Also for the Champions League and Europa League

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The European football has said suffices and will not go back to take out from the centre of the field until, like minimum, finals of March or beginnings of April. This Thursday was LaLiga and afterwards was Tie it 1 those that added to the stop that already had announced the Series To, the League US and the Eredivisie. After the confirmation of Spain and France, only were missing England and Germany to do the plenary with all the big competitions of Europe.

In the Premier League announced this past Thursday at night that it did not go to stop by the moment. But act followed to this, the Arsenal ensured that Mikel Arteta, his trainer, had contracted the coronavirus​. This positive changed the stage completely and then seemed that the only option was to suspend the championship until further notice. Little later, the news of the contagion of Callum Hudson-Odoi, forward of Chelsea, did not leave more remedy that paralyse the football in England.

This Friday has been when it has finished to decide that the Premier suspended in an extraordinary meeting of urgency. By the moment, the balloon will not film until 4 April, but everything will depend on how was the situation in the country in this moment. "The Premier took this decision unanimously and pretends to return on 4 April, although always depending on the medical councils and the conditions of the moment", wrote in the communiqué that published.

After this, only was missing the Bundesliga, that denied to suspend the competition. At the end, the alluvium of criticisms that has received the Federation of German Football already propiciado that the league rectify and announce his stop until, as little, on 2 April. Thiago Alcántara, midfield player of the Bayern of Munich, went one of which loaded against the DFL by not suspending the championship. The idea was to stop the football in Germany after the dispute of this day, although finally it has opted for doing it already.

Also the UEFA announced this same Friday that the Champions League and the Europe League remained suspended until further notice. This Thursday, the maximum organism of the European football confirmed that the eliminatory of Real Madrid and Juventus of Turín in front of Manchester City and Olympique of Lyon, respectively, remained in 'stand by' by the quarantine that have to do madridistas and bianconeros by the COVID-19. This 13 March this decision has affected to the rest of crashes of eighth, the Barça-Naples and the Bayern-Chelsea.

The forecasts in Spain are not optimistic

Therefore, all the big leagues have decided to leave to play and centre in trying that the coronavirus do not follow propagating. Although there is not at all confirmed, in Spain expects that the situation worsen in the next two weeks. By this reason, from the Spanish government has opted for decreeing the state of alarm during ten days. Of how they go out these measures will depend if LaLiga can return to finals of March or no.

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