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Sport 3 Serie A matches postponed over coronavirus fears

03:26  23 february  2020
03:26  23 february  2020 Source:   msn.com

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3 Serie A games postponed over coronavirus fears . 11m ESPN. Three Serie A soccer matches scheduled for Sunday in the northern regions of Lombardy and Veneto were suspended late Saturday after the deaths of two people infected with the coronavirus from China.

A Serie B match featuring Ascoli and Cremonese was called off on Saturday around one hour before the scheduled kickoff because of fears over the coronavirus . A third-tier Serie C match between Piacenza and Sambenedettese was also postponed as were several dozen youth team and amateur

Italian authorities have ordered the postponement of three Serie A matches Sunday amid coronavirus fears in northern Italy.

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Scudetto hopefuls Inter Milan confirmed Saturday that a visit from Sampdoria has been suspended, while Atalanta's match with Sassuolo and Cagliari's trip to Verona have also been called off.

"Minister of Sport (Vincenzo) Spadafora intends to suspend all sporting events planned for Sunday in the Veneto and Lombardy regions," Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte said, according to BBC Sport.

There have been 79 confirmed cases of the communicable virus in the outbreak in Italy, which has claimed two lives, according to AFP.

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Italian authorities have ordered the postponement of three Serie A football matches on Sunday over coronavirus fears in northern Italy. Cristiano Ronaldo scored for a record-equalling 11th consecutive Serie A game in his 1,000th professional match . The 35-year-old tapped in six minutes before the

Italian authorities have ordered the postponement of three Serie A football matches on Sunday over coronavirus fears in northern Italy. Cristiano Ronaldo scored for a record-equalling 11th consecutive Serie A game in his 1,000th professional match . The 35-year-old tapped in six minutes before the

Saturday's decision comes after a woman from the northern region of Lombardy died due to the coronavirus, the second death from the virus in Italy over the last 24 hours, per BBC Sport.

Numerous towns in the Lombardy region have been placed under lockdown, with schools and offices closed amid fears of the disease. More than 1,200 cases have been confirmed in 26 countries outside of China, the origin of the virus.

In China, there have been over 75,500 reported cases of the virus, resulting in 2,239 deaths.

Rescheduled dates for the trio of fixtures have yet to be finalized.

Three other Serie A matches between Genoa and Lazio, Torino and Parma, and Roma and Lecce are set to take place Sunday.

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SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — Formula One's Bahrain Grand Prix has been closed to spectators due to the global virus outbreak, but won't be postponed like the Chinese round of the championship. The Bahraini organizers' decision comes as the wider sporting world battles turmoil caused by the new coronavirus. Soccer, golf, skiing, marathons and Olympic qualifying tournaments have all been disrupted. More Serie A soccer matches could be postponed after the Italy's sports minister said on Sunday that the country's soccer federation should consider suspending the games — minutes before the first match of the day was set to kick off in an empty stadium.

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