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New Premier match is canceled due to COVID-19: the worst moment of the virus in England

The Premier league canceled another match in the competition. This Thursday, the organization issued a statement to inform that the duel between Leicester city Y Tottenham was suspended for confirmed cases of coronavirus in the campus of the ‘Foxes’. The team trained by Brendan Rodgers was going to be local at King Power Stadium.

“In light of the new information, Leicester requested that the match be canceled due to an ongoing outbreak within the team, which has resulted in more players and staff testing positive for COVID-19 today. This has left the club with an insufficient number of players available to fulfill the match., explains the official note.

Likewise, the Premier League and the United Kingdom Health Security Agency ordered the closure of the ‘Foxes’ training center to stop the outbreak among the members of the soccer team and other workers of the institution.

In the same vein, the English championship regretted giving this type of news, despite the fact that in recent days it already had similar cases that caused the postponements of crashes such as Tottenham-Brighton, Brentford-Manchester United and Burnley-Watford. In this context, it is not ruled out that similar cases will appear later.

Tottenham, which was getting ready to return for the first time since December 5, reported up to more than 15 positive cases. For that reason, the ‘Spurs’ did not play in the Conference League against Rennes on Thursday 9, or with Brighton on Sunday 12. Now, the cast of Antonio Conte will add another pending clash against Leicester. Above, the London entity could not measure up to Burnley due to problems related to the weather: the snow prevented the development of the game.

Premier League announces cancellation of the match between Leicester City and Tottenham. (Photo: Twitter capture)

What do the protagonists of the Premier League say?

Thomas Frank, coach of Brentford, whose team has 13 players and members of the coaching staff infected by COVID-19, requested this Thursday the postponement of matchday 18 of the Premier League, this weekend, to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

“We think we should postpone the full day of the Premier League next weekend.”Frank stated, after his match against Manchester United scheduled for Tuesday was postponed due to an outbreak of cases in the Red Devils.

“The number of COVID-19 cases explodes in all the clubs. Everyone faces that (…) Postpone this day and also the League Cup would give everyone at least a week or four or five days to disinfect. That would allow breaking the chain (of infections) in all clubs, said the Danish coach.

For his part, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp demanded more transparency around coronavirus cases on Wednesday. “From my point of view, I do not understand at all why we are not more open on the subject. Lots of people get COVID-19 right now, it’s a fact. If I was infected, and I hope not, I would have said it without any problem “, said the German coach.

Why are we hiding it? Why does no one say the number of players affected? It is always a certain number of players and the coaching staff. Come on say it, so everyone understands why we can’t playKlopp concluded.

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