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Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Because of COVID: the Premier announces the suspension of two games of ‘Boxing Day’

Cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to rise in England and clubs in the Premier league they are also being affected. For a few weeks, several matches of the British tournament were suspended due to the outbreak of infections and the trend will continue at the beginning of the legendary Boxing Day.

Through a statement, the authorities of the English league reported the suspension of Liverpool vs. Leeds Y Wolverhampton vs. Watford, which were scheduled to be played on Saturday, December 26. As it was known, the visiting teams of both meetings were the ones that presented the request to stop the activity.

Following requests for postponement from Leeds United and Watford as a result of COVID-19, the Premier League Board met this morning and sadly agreed to suspend the Boxing Day matches of the two affected clubs. “, could be read in the report.

According to what was announced, the institution directed by Marcelo Bielsa could not dispute his duel due to the increase in infections and injuries on his campus; while Claudio Ranieri’s ‘Hornets’ have not been able to reach the minimum number of players (14) required by protocol and will not play for the third consecutive date.

Finally, the organization of the English championship also stressed that all decisions made will be communicated in a timely manner, to provide clarity and justice. In the same way, given the advance of the Omicron variant, they revealed that they will demand to comply with sanitary measures, such as the most frequent tests, use of a mask indoors, distancing and limiting time in groups.

What matches have been suspended by COVID-19 in the Premier League?

Matchday 18 of the Premier League was the most affected by COVID-19, since six games were suspended: Aston Villa vs. Burnley, Manchester United vs. Brighton, Southampton vs. Brentford, Watford vs. Crystal Palace, West Ham vs. Norwich and Everton vs. Leicester.

In addition, it is worth mentioning that Tottenham vs. Brighton, Brentford vs. Manchester United, Burnley vs. Watford and Leicester vs. Tottenham were the other matches that were not played either due to the outbreak of coronavirus infections in the previous weeks.

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