As we are all aware that the whole world has been in a very difficult situation right now due to the Coronavirus Pandemic which started from the city of Wuhan in China, Now spreading increasingly all over the world at a massive rate
Coronavirus is having a very big impact on Football too, as Fifa earlier decided that the all the leagues around the world will be playing matches behind the doors, which means no fans in the stadium to combat this issue.
Some of the popular names in football have been affected by Coronavirus like Juventus star player Dybala
On March 21st Dybala confirmed it on Social Media that he and his wife has been tested Positive for Covid-19.Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is also Diagnosed with Corona Virus.
This news came after arsenal travelled to Greece to take on Olympiacos for their UEFA Europa League Match and later it was confirmed that Evangelos Marinakis (Olympiacos AND Nottingham Forest Owner) was tested for Positive for Covid-19.
There are some other players as well who are tested positive for Covid-19 like Benjamin Mendy, Marouane Fellaini, Hudson Odoi, Ezequiel Garay.
That’s where Fifa decided to suspend all the leagues around the world Like Premier league, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Uefa Champions League and Europa League until 30th April.
Even the Big European Competition like Euro 2020 has been postponed to next Summers of 2021.This is a good step keeping in mind the safety of Players and Fans.
Some of the Players in the football world feels the decision to postpone was taken too late.
Why did we wait until Friday? Why did it take Mikel Arteta to get ill for the game in England to do the right thing?
“For players, staff and their families it has been a worrying week – one in which you felt a lack of leadership from the government and from the FA and Premier League.
“After the emergency meeting, at last the right decision was made – until then it almost felt like footballers in England were being treated like guinea pigs.”
“I know how I feel. If any of my family get infected through me because I’ve had to play when it’s not safe, and they get seriously ill, I’d have to think hard about ever playing again,” he admitted.
“I would never forgive the authorities.”
“The rest of sport – tennis, Formula One, rugby, golf, football in other countries – was closing down and we were being told to carry on,” added Rooney.
“I think a lot of footballers were wondering, ‘Is it something to do with money being involved in this?’”
Rooney might be right here that the authorities were a little late on reacting and till many of the players had already caught the virus.
Meanwhile, Ronaldo has refused to return to Italy and is living in Portugal on his Madeira island with his family until the situation improves.