The CoronaVirus (Covid-19) epidemic not only delayed football tournaments but also threatened the health of many players and coaches.
Most sporting events had to be postponed and the football industry is “shivering”
The popularity may bring many privileges to each person, but there is no immunity to the CoronaVirus (Covid-19). During the time when the virus was raging around the world, most sporting events had to be postponed and the famous athletes had to isolate themselves or have different methods to fight the epidemic.
Football players are not outside the spiral of the CoronaVirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Currently, the number of people infected with the virus in the football world has reached at least 25, not counting other cases such as those working in logistics or training assistants for clubs and teams.
In the Premier League and German football, there have been at least 2 cases, while France has one case. Spain has at least 7 people gathered in 2 clubs Valencia & Alaves, while Italy is the heaviest with at least 12 people, half of whom come from Sampdoria.
In addition, Swiss Football President Dominique Blanc and owner of Nottingham Forest & Olympiakos Club Evangelos Marinakis were infected. They are currently in a state of stable health, but two other people who did not play football were not as lucky as them: Iran’s Ahmad Taheri coach of Iranian futsal and Francisco Garcia, the 21-year-old coach of Atletico Portada Alta club in Spain, all died after virus infection.
Coach Taheri had surgery to remove a brain tumor 4 months ago, causing his body’s resistance to decline. Meanwhile, coach Garcia has both leukemia and pneumococcal disease, but he only knew about that when going to check and informed by the doctor.
Those are the two most significant deaths in football tournaments circles since the outbreak of the CoronaVirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Garcia’s example shows that anything elderly, young, but physically susceptible and resistant people can die of CoronaVirus (Covid-19).
Cases of CoronaVirus (Covid-19) virus in football
Mikel Arteta – Coach, Arsenal (England)
Callum Hudson-Odoi – Player, Chelsea (England)
Daniele Rugani, Blaise Matuidi – Player, Juventus (Italy)
Timo Hubers – Player, Hannover 96 (Germany)
Luca Killian – Player, Paderborn (Germany)
Hyun-Jun Suk – Player, Troyes AC (France)
Dušan Vlahović, Germán Pezzella, Patrick Cutrone – Player, Fiorentina (Italy)
Albin Ekdal, Antonino La Gumina, Fabio Depaoli, Manolo Gabbiadini, Morten Thorsby, Omar Colley – Player, Sampdoria (Italy)
Mattia Zaccagni – Player, Hellas Verona (Italy)
Ezequiel Garay, Eliaquim Mangala, Jose Gaya, 2 unidentified players – Player, Valencia (Spain)
2 anonymous assistants – Coach, Alaves (Spain)
Dominique Blanc – President of Swiss Football Federation
Evangelos Marinakis – Owner, Nottingham Forest Club (UK) & Olympiakos (Greece)
Ahmad Taheri – Iran futsal coach and coach (* Lost *)
Francisco Garcia – Coach, Atletico Portada Alta (TBN) (* Lost *)
Above is the updated situation of football players and coaches ảound the world football tournaments.
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