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BREAKING NEWS: Strasbourg v PSG called off due to coronavirus fears

  • Paris Saint-Germain's match with Strasbourg on Saturday has been postponed following advice from local authorities.
Modified 07 Mar 2020, 02:28 IST
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The Ligue 1 match between Strasbourg and Paris Saint-Germain on Saturday has been called off due to concerns over the spread of the coronavirus.

The Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) confirmed on Friday the game had been postponed following advice from local authorities.

There was no immediate indication of a new date for the game.

The decision came just three days after French sports minister Roxana Maracineanu stated Ligue 1 matches would not be affected by measures to combat the spread of the virus.

At a news conference on Tuesday, Maracineanu said league games would take place because the majority of spectators would be travelling from local areas where there have been no confirmed outbreaks of COVID-19.

However, she did indicate PSG's Champions League last-16 second leg against Borussia Dortmund next Wednesday could have to be played behind closed doors.

Published 07 Mar 2020, 02:28 IST
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