Champions League and Europa League could be SUSPENDED by Uefa over coronavirus outbreak causing chaos – The Sun

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE and Europa League football could be suspended to prevent the spread of coronavirus, according to reports.

Uefa have already taken the decision to play many of the round-of-16 ties behind closed doors.

Barcelona's clash with Napoli, Paris Saint-Germain against Dortmund and Valencia's tie with Atalanta will all be played in empty stadiums.

Also falling foul of the virus outbreak are the Europa League games between Wolves and Olympiacos, Getafe versus Inter Mila, Sevilla against Roma with Manchester United's clash with LASK set to follow.

But as the deadly virus continues to spread, it is suggested that the competitions may be forced to come to a complete halt.

Reports by Spain's Catalunya Radio suggest European football's governing body says a decision to suspend all quarter-final ties until further notice remains likely.

Chelsea's clash with Bayern Munich on Wednesday could also fall victim to the virus and is set to ban supporters from attending.

All sport in Italy, the European country hardest hit by the virus, has been suspended to at least April 3.

There have been over 114,000 infections worldwide and the death toll globally has passed 4,000.

Italy is by far the worst affected country in Europe with more than 9,200 confirmed infections.

More to follow…

 

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