Daily Express

FA face big bill if games are eventually called off


The postponed European Tour event in Leverkusen, Germany, has been replaced by a new Players Championsh­ip weekend on March 28- 29 in Milton Keynes.


Slovakia’s top flight will scrap the rest of its season without crowning a champion.

The Argentina Grand Prix, due to take place next month, has been rearranged for November 20- 22, with the Valencia race being moved back a weekend.

Golden State Warriors will play tonight’s home game against the Brooklyn Nets in San Francisco without fans. the matches even though players have been expecting them to be called off.

The FA could be left with a big bill if the games do not take place, while manager Southgate is running out of time to prepare for Euro 2020 this summer. It comes at a time when other government­s are clamping down on sport. Yesterday Argentina cancelled all internatio­nal sports events in their country for this month.

UEFA announced that Sevilla’s game with Roma and Inter Milan’s match with Getafe in the Europa League will not go ahead. Manchester United will play behind closed doors against LASK Linz in Austria this evening but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he would back a decision to cut short the season because of the virus. The United manager said: “I would understand, yes, under the circumstan­ces.”

Arsenal are confident that up to eight staff and players will be given the all- clear after their coronaviru­s scareafter their game at Manchester City was called off.

It comes after Olympiakos owner Evangelos Marinakis, left, publicly admitted he had contracted the coronaviru­s. The 52- year- old attended the Emirates for his side’s Europa League tie two weeks ago.

Juventus have confirmed that defender Daniele Rugani has tested positive. Juve said they are “activating all the isolation procedures required by law, including the census of those who have had contact with him”.

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