Coronavirus Sports Stars Update
Having originated in China, the Coronavirus has subsequently spread to more than 120 countries across the world.
Whilst the virus is seemingly harmless to the fit and healthy, many sports stars have contracted the illness which is highly contagious and as a result football leagues across Europe have been cancelled.
Which Sports Stars Are Affected?
The Coronavirus travelled through Asia and into Europe throughout February and countries such as France, Italy and Spain are now at the epicenter of the outbreak.
Here is a list of sports starts that have contracted Coronavirus:
- Mikel Arteta – The Arsenal manager is believed to have picked up the illness following the Gunners’ Europa League loss to Olympiakos.
- Callum Hudson-Odoi – Young England and Chelsea starlet Callum Hudson-Odoi has struggled with injury this term and this will add to his problems.
- Daniele Rugani – Italy is at the heart of the outbreak and the Juventus defender was one of the first footballers to be diagnosed.
- Patrick Cutrone – Wolves loanee Patrick Cutrone is plying his trade at Fiorentina where he is believed to have caught the virus.
- Eliaquim Mangala – The former Manchester City defender is now playing at Valencia where he and 4 teammates have been diagnosed with the Coronavirus.
As a result, the majority of European football leagues have been postponed as has the Champions League and the Europa League.
Will The Premier League Be Cancelled?
For Liverpool fans, the agony of having to wait 30 years to win a Premier League title looked to be over.
The reds are 22 points clear and have all but won their maiden Premier League crown.
There is a growing concern however that the 2019/20 Premier League season could be cancelled.
With the football calendar on such a tight schedule and the European Championships due to be played this summer, there isn’t much time to complete the season.
Finishing the campaign as it stands raises issues for teams in the relegation zone and the prospective promoted sides from the