Many positives at Covid, Aston Villa at risk of outbreak: FA Cup challenge at Liverpool in the balance

The Birmingham club forced to urgently close its sports center after registering a “large number of positives” among its members. The challenge of Friday 8 January in the FA Cup against Liverpool in the balance: dialogue underway to evaluate whether or not to postpone the game


There is another club at risk of outbreak in Premier League: on the eve of the challenge of FA Cup against the Liverpool, scheduled for Friday 8 January, theAston Villa was forced to urgently close his sports center after recording a “large number of coronavirus positives “ among its members. “Already the tests carried out on Monday – explains the Birmingham club – had forced many players of the first team and of the coaching staff to self-isolate, casting doubt on the dispute of the cup match”. After a second round of tampons carried out on Thursday, the decision was made to close the Bodymoor Heath facility.

Postponement or not? Ongoing dialogue with FA and Premier League

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The decision on whether to postpone the match will then be taken in agreement between the club, the English football federation and the Premier League, as assured by the note released by Aston Villa. Training on Thursday was canceled while Football Association, Premier and Aston Villa, reads in a subsequent communication, “are working to try to ensure that the match against Liverpool can be played as planned at Villa Park“. In the third round of the FA Cup c‘is another game that will not be played due to Covid: it is the one between Southampton and Shrewsbury, a League One team.

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40 positives in Premier between late December and early January

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Aston Villa’s next Premier League match is scheduled at home against Tottenham on 13 January. There are 40 cases of positivity to Covid-19 recorded in the top English championship during the tests carried out between December 28 and January 3 and in the same period of time they were postponed three games: two concerned the Fulham, against Burnley and Tottenham, while on 28 December Everton-Manchester City was canceled four hours before kick-off due to some positive cases detected in the City team group.


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