Covid-19 pandemic is somewhat out of control in Europe makes all old continental football activities can be delayed indefinitely.
The fact that Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta is confirmed positive for the corona virus is rocking English football in particular and European football in general.
Before Arteta, European football recorded at least 4 cases of players playing in infected big leagues. However, the fact that a top coach, who is always in contact with many football players and characters, is infected creates a new risk.
Coach Arteta can contact hundreds of people after infection
Until the beginning of this week, UEFA and many Football Federation members still believed that football activities could take place normally, even though it took place in an audience field. The leaders of European football believe that the Covid-19 pandemic has not yet made a significant impact on the sport of the king, and the season must continue.
However, subsequent cases of consecutive Serie A and Bundesliga players were positive for corona virus. Recently coach Arsenal Arteta.
Old continental football is facing a major threat from the Covid-19 pandemic. So far, the media recorded at least 6 cases of football players and coaches positive for corona virus.
Serie A has 2 cases including Juventus defender Daniele Rugani and Sampdoria striker Manolo Gabbiadini. The Bundesliga 2 received two cases, defenders Timo Hubers and Jannes Horn, both of Hannover 96. The Premier League recorded the case of Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta and Chelsea midfielder Callum Hudson-Odoi.
The Guardian revealed that the number of people quarantined by contact with Arteta could reach more than 100, including many football players and celebrities. Earlier, the Leicester City club confirmed that many players are being quarantined themselves because of signs of infection.
Will the Champions League be delayed indefinitely?
Champions League matches will be postponed instead of playing in an unpopulated state.
On the evening of March 12, UEFA announced that it would meet to discuss the plans to organize European Cups and EURO 2020.
A source from L’Equipe confirmed that UEFA considers the possibility of EURO being moved to 2021, to make time for the top European leagues to end the 2019/20 season. Besides, the Champions League and Europa League are likely to be delayed indefinitely to wait for new developments.