Coronavirus in Sport LIVE: Alexis Sanchez to be quarantined, City vs Arsenal off, LASK vs Man Utd ‘behind closed doors’ – The Sun

CORONAVIRUS continues to spread across the globe, with hundreds of cases being reported in the UK.

And it has claimed its first Premier League match with Arsenal players self-isolating as Manchester City game is called off.

Meanwhile, Alexis Sanchez and Arturo Vidal are set to be quarantined for two weeks when they return to Chile for international duty.

Follow all the latest news and information on how the outbreak is affecting sport…


    Kylian Mbappe is IN the PSG squad for the visit of Borussia Dortmund according to RMC Sport's Mohamed Bouhafsi.

    The World Cup winner was missing from training the past two days because he was tested for coronavirus, but the results were negative.

    Thiago Silva is out.


    The international players’ union has backed calls for a TOTAL shutdown of football in response to the coronavirus.

    Manchester City’s rescheduled Prem clash with Arsenal, due to be played this evening, was postponed shortly after midnight after Nottingham Forest and Olympiacos owner Evangelis Marinakis revealed he had contracted the virus.

    In a statement issued from their headquarters in Amsterdam, FIFPro said: “Cross-border travel and attendance at games create a high risk, affecting everyone from spectators and players to match officials and club staff.

    “To provide a reliable and clear course of action which puts people and public health first we ask authorities and competition organisers to take transparent, reasonable and consistent decisions across the football industry based on government advice.

    “Professional footballers, like other workers, are concerned about themselves and their families and friends being exposed to the coronavirus during their daily lives.”


    The Football Association are still planning for England's clash with Italy to go ahead later this month – despite being in complete contradiction of government advice.

    The Three Lions are due to face the Italians at Wembley on March 27, one of the final two friendlies before Gareth Southgate names his squad for Euro 2020.

    But the foreign office have advised all people arriving in the UK from Italy to self isolate for 14 days to avoid the spread of the coronavirus.

    And that means the Italian squad would have to arrive in England by tomorrow at the latest if they are to see out their quarantine period in time for them to play the match.

    An FA statement said: “We continue to follow Government advice and no special measures are being proposed at this moment in time.”


    The Italian top flight has been paused until further noticed to try and contain coronavirus.


    German giants' Bayern Munich's match with Union Berlin on Saturday evening will be played in front of an empty Allianz Arena.

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