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- Juventus accused of bringing COVID-19 to France
On February 26, with northern Italy beginning to suffer from the coronavirus, Juventus went to Lyon to play the first leg of the Champions League round of 16, a match that perhaps should not have been played, and which some point to as the entry point of the COVID-19 in France. Juve accused of bringing the virus to France A former Lyon doctor believes the pandemic entered France through that match. It would be the ‘ground-zero’, the moment when the disease arrived in France, a theory that a few others share. Marcel Garrigou-Grandchamp, a former Olympique doctor, shared this opinion on ‘Sport’. “That match should not have been played, as it brought Juventus fans to Lyon, which was not a risk area,” he said. On 26 February, there were only 445 confirmed cases in Italy and only 20 deaths. All of them, in the north, were concentrated in Lombardy, a region close to Piedmont, whose capital is Turin.Advertisement Read Also: Man Utd eye Juventus defender after failing to settle in Italy Juventus, for their part, dissociate themselves from this theory of Garrigou-Grandchamp and rely on the study carried out by the Regional Health Agency of Lyon, in which the relationship between the positives registered in the 14 days following the match and this one was ruled out. Now, more than a month after that, it is clear that everything should have stopped before, but talking about it afterwards is easy. It was hard for Europe to see that the virus would be so problematic, and it will pay for it. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted ContentWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?20 “The Big Bang Theory” Moments Only A Few Fans Knew AboutWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Best Car Manufacturers In The World7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeTop 10 Female Stars Everyone Had A Crush On In The 90s9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoTop 10 Most Famous Female Racers Of All Time In France, on the other hand, there were only 18 cases, with only one death. The situation soon got out of hand in Italy, and in France too. This match had not received as much media attention as the Valencia-Atalanta match two weeks later, which clearly brought the virus with it (35% of the Valencia squad have suffered from it).
- NI fans allowed to attend qualifier
UEFA have sanctioned both Romania and Hungary for crowd troubles in their 1-1 draw on October 11, but while sections of the Arena Nationala in Bucharest will be closed, that will not have any effect on the travelling fans. A small percentage of the estimated 900 Northern Ireland fans planning to make the trip had already paid for their travel and were fearing a full stadium ban on November 14. Press Association Although the decision has come a week later than initially expected following two delays at UEFA, the verdict is at least positive for the Green and White Army as they look to cheer on Group F’s surprise table-toppers. The IFA released confirmation of their own position in advance of the governing body’s own statement, stating: “The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has today met with regards the Romania v Hungary disciplinary case. The Body has reached a decision on the case and UEFA has informed the Irish FA that there will be no impact on Northern Ireland fans attending the European Qualifier against Romania in Bucharest on 14 November. “Tickets for the game will go on sale online at 9am on Monday 3 November, subject to the confirmation of the ticket allocation from the Romania Football Federation.” UEFA later confirmed the action taken against Romania and Hungary. For crowd disturbances, throwing fireworks and missiles, using laser pointers and illicit banners, the Romanian Football Federation has been hit with a partial closure – including the specified sector 122 – and fined 32,000 euro (£25,000). The Hungarian federation, whose fans were found guilty of racist behaviour, throwing fireworks and missiles and destroying seats to throw on the pitch, must also partially close their stadium for their next qualifier against Finland. That closure must total a minimum of 2,500 seats and there is also a fine of 30,000 euro (£24,000). In addition, they have 30 days to arrange a settlement for damages incurred by their supporters in Bucharest. In relation to the racial element of the punishment, a UEFA statement read: “The fight against racism is a high priority for UEFA. The European governing body has a zero-tolerance policy towards racism and discrimination on the field and in the stands. “All forms of racist behaviour are considered serious offences against the disciplinary regulations and are punished with the most severe sanctions. Following the entry into force of new disciplinary regulations in June 2013, the fight against racist conduct has been stepped up a level – resulting in stricter penalties to deter any such behaviour.” Northern Ireland fans will be allowed to attend their side’s Euro 2016 qualifier in Romania in a fortnight despite a partial closure of the stadium.