UEFA sets up a working group for coronavirus but guards against panic

Gianni Infantino

UEFA is keeping a close eye on the new coronavirus situation. The European Football Association has set up a working group together with national football associations. The working group is involved in scenarios for the forced cancellation of competitions or tournaments, according to Secretary-General Theodore Theodoridis on Tuesday during the annual UEFA conference held this year in the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam.

Gianni Infantino, president of the FIFA world football association, said about the coronavirus: “It is important to work with authorities and authorities, but we must not panic.”

The Swiss Football Association has stopped the national competition until at least March 23. This was decided after the clubs did not agree to let the games play behind closed doors until that time.

Dominique Blanc, president of the Swiss Union, warned Tuesday of major consequences for the sport. “Because of the coronavirus, we are now in a situation that can cause our professional football to shake to its foundations,” he said during the congress.

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