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Sport All grassroots soccer games to be suspended for four weeks

09:50  17 march  2020
09:50  17 march  2020 Source:   9news.com.au

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The FA is “advising that all grassroots football in England is postponed for the foreseeable future” due to the coronavirus pandemic. In those circumstances and in line with the FA and professional game , the National League is now suspended until at least 3 April.”

Professional football was put on hold for three weeks on Friday after Mikel Arteta and Callum Hudson-Odoi contracted the virus. Now England's fifth tier will not play again until at least April 3 while the FA have said grassroots games are off indefinitely.

a man sitting at a desk: FFA Head of Leagues Greg ORourke (left) and FFA CEO James Johnson speak to the media in Sydney, Monday, March 16, 2020. (AAP Image/Joel Carrett) NO ARCHIVING © AAP FFA Head of Leagues Greg ORourke (left) and FFA CEO James Johnson speak to the media in Sydney, Monday, March 16, 2020. (AAP Image/Joel Carrett) NO ARCHIVING All grassroots soccer games including children and adults will be suspended for four weeks as the code looks to insulate itself from the coronavirus outbreak.

Football Federation Australia (FFA) today informed clubs and participants that from midnight tomorrow until Tuesday, April 14, all sanctioned competitions and training will be suspended.

The decision affects almost two million people nationwide and is the latest in a series of measures being introduced by the FFA to combat the ongoing spread of COVID-19.

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The move will bring organised matches across England to a standstill right down to amateur level.

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NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says the league will be suspended for ‘at least 30 days’

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Most games went ahead as planned at the weekend, with the RFL saying on Friday that it would be "following the government's guidance as requested". However, a change to government advice, warning against mass gatherings has prompted the postponement. The postponement applies to all tiers, the

Premiership Rugby 'set for four - week suspension of season because of the coronavirus outbreak'. Top-level English and Scottish football has been suspended until April 3 at the earliest due to the Their game against Aston Villa, scheduled for Saturday March 14, appears certain to be postponed.

A view of an empty Nippert Stadium following the suspension of the Major League Soccer regular season due to COVID-19 concerns. FC Cincinnati was set for the home opener against DC United on March 14, 2020.

FFA CEO James Johnson said the association was taking advice on the situation on an hourly basis.

"It is very regrettable that grassroots football will not proceed for the next month, but as a good and responsible citizen, we recognise that our game of approximately 1.96 million participants has a significant role to play in slowing the spread of the virus," said Mr Johnson.

"More Australians play grassroots football than any other team sport in the country and we have been able to listen to the voice of our community, through the establishment of the National COVID-19 Working Committee and our Guidelines, who have expressed a desire to contribute more to the nation at this time through a unified and Whole of Game response.

a close up of a coral: FFA have made the decision to slow down the spread of COVID-19. © Supplied FFA have made the decision to slow down the spread of COVID-19.

"As a game we need to be responsive and agile in how we deal with this situation, and we are working together around the clock to deal with this challenge.

"We will continue to assess our position regularly to ensure that it is reflective of the most accurate state of affairs and views of the game."

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