Premier League: English tournament reports 36 positive cases of coronavirus, the highest number for the season | FOOTBALL-INTERNATIONAL

The premier league reported a total of 36 positives to COVID-19[feminine[feminine after testing last week. The schedule for English competition and the FA Cup, the two main tournaments in England, is being altered by the sharp rise in positives over the past 15 days, linked to the discovery of a new variant of the virus in this much more contagious country.

This led the British government to decree a new general detention.

Shortly before this announcement, the suspension of the match on the 18th day of the Premier League between Aston Villa and Tottenham scheduled for next Wednesday, after 9 footballers and 5 members of the Birmingham club’s coaching staff tested positive for COVID-19.

The Villains had already been forced to play with a reserve side last Friday against Liverpool, corresponding to the 30th round of the FA Cup and which ended in the defeat of Aston Villa 4-1.

The Premier League, which has tightened protocols to fight COVID-19 in line with top 20 clubs, have warned it will be tougher with players breaking the rules.

But voices also began to rise against continuing to play under these conditions.

Financially it’s good to keep playing, but for me, morally it’s probably a bad thingSaid Newcastle coach Steve Bruce, whose club were the first to request a postponement of a league game and who had to shut down his training center in early December following numerous positive cases in his team. .

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