Effects of Coronavirus Causes Delays and Withdrawals of Sports Matches

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused major disruptions throughout the globe, leading to the postponement of numerous eagerly awaited sports events. Cultural and economic activities all over the world have been greatly impacted as a result of the pandemic's rapid spread.


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Premier League

There have been notable instances of coaches and players from prominent clubs testing positive for Covid-19, including Mikel Arteta, the Head Coach of Arsenal, and Callum Hudson-Odoi, a player for Chelsea. These cases have resulted in significant attention within the sports industry.

Premier League postponed

Due to these circumstances, the entire squads of Arsenal, Chelsea, and three players from Leicester City are required to undergo isolation. Consequently, the Premier League will be postponed until April 3rd.

La Liga:

Following the confirmation of Covid-19 infection among players of Real Madrid, the entire team has been placed in isolation. Consequently, La Liga matches have been postponed for the upcoming two rounds.

Serie A:

Several players in Serie A have tested positive for COVID-19, at a time when Italy is considered the epicenter of the disease in Europe. Among the affected players are Daniele Rugani (Juventus), Dusan Vlahovic (Fiorentina), Manolo Gabbiadini (Sampdoria), as well as Albin Ekdal, La Gumina, and Morten Thorsby.

Covid-19 infected player at Juventus

Due to unforeseen circumstances, it has become necessary to isolate all players from the Juventus, Inter, and Sampdoria teams. Consequently, the tournament will have to be rescheduled to the month of April.

Ligue 1:

In Ligue 1 in France, player Suk Hyun Jun from ESTAC Troyes (Ligue 2) has also tested positive for Covid-19. As a result, the entire team of ESTAC Troyes has been isolated and the tournament has been postponed until further notice.

Suk Hyun Jun of ESTAC Troyes

Due to several players being infected with Covid-19, such as Timo Hubers and Jannes Horn from Hannover 96, and Luca Kilian from SC Paderborn 07, the Bundesliga has decided to postpone the first round of matches scheduled for this weekend.

Vietnam V.League Season Halted Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

Vietnam V.League has recently postponed the matches of V-league 2020, following the announcement made last week regarding the suspension of matches in the National First Division.

Postponed V-League

According to Official Letter No. 288 / TCTDTT-VP issued on March 9, 2020 by the General Department of Sports and Physical Training, a request has been made to postpone the organization of sports tournaments in the national competition system for the month of March 2020 if they have not already taken place. In line with this, the Organizing Committee of the National First Division LS 2020 has announced the postponement of the matches for the first and second rounds of the National First Division 2020. The revised schedule will be communicated at a later date, as stated in the announcement.

Start of FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifying Process Begins

The World Football Federation (FIFA) has announced the postponement of the World Cup qualifiers in South America (CONMEBOL) following the rescheduling of the second round of the World Cup 2022 qualifiers in Asia.

Vietnam will have more time to practice for the World Cup qualifiers

According to the most recent announcement from FIFA, the matches for the initial two rounds of the World Cup qualifiers in South America will be rescheduled.

UEFA Euro 2020 Postponed To 2021

The EURO 2020 tournament is widely regarded as the highly anticipated international sporting event of the year. Recently, it has been officially announced that the event will be postponed and will now be scheduled to take place in the following year.

EURO postponed due to Covid-19

It is ideal for UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League matches to not be disrupted by EURO, with the aim for them to resume in mid-June. If EURO is postponed and held in the subsequent year, FIFA will need to make further arrangements for rescheduling the Club World Cup.

Announcement of the Inaugural Vietnam Grand Prix Formula 1 Race

As per the previously communicated schedule, the inaugural Vietnam Grand Prix Formula 1 racing tournament is set to occur on April 5, 2020. Get ready for an exciting and exhilarating event that you won’t want to miss!

The first F1 race in Vietnam is postponed

On the evening of March 13, Vietnam Grand Prix Company (VGPC), the organizer of the highly anticipated Vietnam Grand Prix F1 race, made the official announcement of the race’s postponement in Hanoi. This decision was made in response to the rapidly evolving and challenging situation presented by the Covid-19 epidemic.

As of yet, there has been no official announcement regarding the rescheduling of the Vietnam F1 race.

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On March 12 (Vietnam time), the National Basketball Association (NBA) made the official decision to postpone the entire 2019-2020 season, citing concerns over the potential impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

NBA in America

This marks a significant development in response to the confirmation of the first Covid-19 case within an NBA basketball team. The affected individual is Rudy Gobert, an All-Star center from the Utah Jazz. Shortly thereafter, the NBA identified a second positive case within the team, affecting Donovan Mitchell, Gobert’s teammate.

LoL Esports Tournament Revealed: 7League Edition

According to an announcement on Twitter made on March 13th, the League of Legends Tournament has decided to temporarily suspend the next matches of LEC (Europe) and LCS (North America) Spring 2020. This decision has been made in order to prioritize the safety and well-being of players and fans amidst the ongoing spread of the coronavirus in Europe and North America.

League of Legends tournament canceled

Unfortunately, as a result of the current epidemic, it has been decided that live audience attendance for the upcoming League of Legends Tournament will be suspended. This decision applies to all tournaments taking place in Vietnam, Korea, and China. We apologize for any disappointment caused and appreciate your understanding during this challenging time.

8 ATP World Tour Tennis Tournaments Canceled

The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) has made the decision to cancel all tournaments for the next six weeks as a result of the ongoing impact of Covid-19.

ATP tennis system cancels tournaments for 6 weeks

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the following ATP events have been canceled: two ATP 1000 tournaments in Miami and Monte Carlo, smaller tournaments in Houston, Marrakech, and Barcelona, as well as the one in Hungary.

J. Smith Claims Regional Badminton Championship

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has announced that all tournaments scheduled from March 16 (ending with the All England Badminton Open) until April 12 will be postponed. This decision was made in response to the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. For more information, please visit the official website of the Badminton World Federation.

World Badminton tournament is also postponed

Due to the current circumstances, all Badminton World Federation (BWF) events including BWF World Tour, Super 100, International Challenge, International Series, and Future Series tournaments scheduled within this period have regrettably been canceled.

These are the sports events that have been canceled or postponed due to the impact of Covid-19. We hope that the Covid-19 virus will soon be effectively controlled, and sports fans will no longer have to feel disappointed about events being postponed as mentioned above.

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