Coronavirus Attack English Premier League Again
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Coronavirus has attacked again in the English Premier League. That is why the match between Tottenham Hotspur and Brighton has been canceled.

It is learned that several footballers and coaching staff of the club have been infected with the coronavirus. That is why the Premier League match has been canceled after Tottenham’s conference league match. UEFA, the governing body of European club football, made the announcement in a press release on Friday, December 10th.

A statement which was released on Spurs’ official said, “We can confirm that our Premier League fixture at Brighton & Hove Albion, on Sunday 12 December at 2 pm, has been postponed following a Premier League Board meeting this afternoon (Thursday).

“The Premier League Board took the decision to postpone the game following guidance from medical advisers, with the health of players and staff the priority. The fixture will be rescheduled in due course.

“The Club requested the match to be rearranged following a significant number of positive COVID-19 cases among players and relevant staff.”

The prevalence of covid has been increasing in different countries of Europe for the last few days. Football clubs could not survive from that. Hotspur footballers who did not test the Coronavirus ahead of the match against Stade Rennais in the UEFA Conference League last Wednesday. According to the club authorities, coronavirus was detected in the bodies of 13 members of the club.

Among the victims, there were 6 footballers and 5 members of the coaching staff. UEFA later canceled Thursday’s match. UEFA authorities were forced to postpone the Premier League match this time as the same result came in the next Test. Tottenham was scheduled to play Brighton Albion on Sunday (December 12).

Meanwhile, according to the rules of UEFA, if there is a footballer who can make the XI stand, any club will be obliged to play the match. However, in the case of Spurs, UEFA itself did not follow this rule. Stade Rennais has decided to appeal the matter.

The UEFA authorities did not say exactly who was infected with the Coronavirus, nor did Tottenham. Earlier, due to Coronavirus, English football had postponed many matches from the beginning of last year till mid-time.

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