Premier League, UEFA join sports shutting down

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The wave of sports cancellations that hit the United States Thursday has now washed ashore in Europe.

Via, the English Premier League has been suspended until at least April 3 because of the spread of coronavirus.

All matches in England’s lower leagues and women’s leagues have also been postponed.

A few English teams are owned by NFL owners, including Arsenal (Stan Kroenke), Manchester United (Glazer family), and second-division Fulham (Shad Khan).

Also, UEFA — the governing body for European soccer — has postponed the rest of the Champions League and Europa League.

Those competitions pit teams from multiple countries, making it reasonable to hold off the games until the situation stabilizes.

1 responses to “Premier League, UEFA join sports shutting down

  1. The Prem didn’t do it for fans though, as mass-gatherings aren’t yet banned in UK. The Prem did it after a 3rd team had to isolate. And other English soccer leagues (who also started having similar issues) have started following suit.

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