Coronavirus

Swiss league cancels all games due to coronavirus fears

The Swiss Super League and Challenge League fixtures scheduled for this weekend have been cancelled amid growing fears as Covid-19 cases spread.

Swiss league cancels all games due to coronavirus fears

The Swiss Football League (SFL) has postponed the forthcoming weekend's top and second tier (Raiffeisen Super League and the Brack.ch Challenge League) action with no date for the 24th round of games.

The ruling comes from the Swiss Federal Council after announcing a temporary halt to events with more than 1,000 people expected to attend and this regulation is in place through to March 15, 2020. 

The spread of the coronavirus throughout Europe has already had repercussions on football, with several games in Italy being suspended last weekend after other sporting events the world over were postponed or cancelled as authorities struggle to contain daily spikes in reported cases of Covid-19. Valencia fans were placed in self-isolation by the regional government after reporting symptoms of the virus following the Champions League game between Los Che and Atalanta last week and Valencia CF are now considering the extraordinary measure of refusing entry to Mestalla to 2,377 away ticket holders for the return leg on March 10.

This morning (Friday 28th) the club cancelled all activities that would see their first team engage with people outside of their immediate circle as fear of the coronavirus spread.