More and more sporting events worldwide are being canceled, postponed or finished without an audience because of the corona virus. In this live blog we will keep you informed of all developments.

Coronavirus · 3 minutes ago

'Also corona case at Pirelli in Melbourne'
At the last minute canceled Grand Prix of Australia it turns out that someone has become infected with the corona virus. It concerns a person who was present in Melbourne on behalf of tire supplier Pirelli, reports a journalist from PA Sport. The virus was previously diagnosed in a team member of Formula 1 team McLaren. Partly as a result of this, the decision was made on Friday that the first race of the season could not continue.

Pirelli statement: "A member of the Pirelli F1 team tested positive for Covid-19 in Melbourne yesterday. The person concerned is now following all the relevant procedures put in place by the Australian health authorities." https://t.co/g80YK2uGl2

Avatar Avatar Author Philip Duncan Moment of Places 15: 43 - March 16, 2020

Coronavirus · 17 minutes ago

Bundesliga is flat until the beginning of April
It should not be a surprise, but the Bundesliga has officially announced that the German league will certainly stand until April 2. Last weekend there was still a long hope that matches, although without an audience, could be played, but this was ended at the last minute. When the Bundesliga can be resumed will depend in part on decisions that UEFA will take in an urgent debate tomorrow. Yesterday it became clear that there will be no football in the Netherlands until at least the beginning of April.

Coronavirus · 44 minutes ago

Tour of Romandie is also canceled
Another course that falls in the times of the corona virus. The Tour de Romandie, which is scheduled to take place from May 28 to April 3, is canceled. The organization announces that the stage race will also not be caught up later this year, so that the next edition will only take place in 2021. The Switzerland tour is part of the WorldTour and has been won by Primoz Roglic in the past two years.

Coronavirusone hour ago

The European football association UEFA will discuss tomorrow with the national federations, clubs, leagues and the players' union what should be done with the European Championship next summer in view of the corona virus. An overview of four possible scenarios.

Coronavirusone hour ago

Chelsea furious at Mount after violating home isolation
According to The Daily Mirror , Mason Mount has violated his home isolation, much to the anger of his club Chelsea. All players of 'The Blues' are required to stay at home after Callum tested Hudson-Odoi positive for the corona virus. The 21-year-old Mount is said to have played football with West Ham midfielder Declan Rice. According to the newspaper, the former Vitesse midfielder can face a hefty fine from his club.

Coronavirus2 hours ago

WTA ends all tournaments until the beginning of May due to coronavirus
Kiki Bertens will not take action until at least May 2. The WTA puts a stop to all tournaments until May 2 because of the corona virus. As a result, events in Stuttgart, Istanbul and Prague, among others, have been canceled. Last week, all ATP tournaments for the next six weeks were dropped.

Coronavirus2 hours ago

'IOC in discussion with sports federations about Games'
The IOC will talk to international sports federations about the Olympic Games tomorrow, according to various media. More than four months before the start of the tournament in Tokyo, due to the corona virus, there are more and more question marks behind the tournament. A source close to the organizing committee would let Reuters know that there is likely to be no final statement about the tournament going forward tomorrow.

Coronavirus2 hours ago

Rafael van der Vaart and Estavana Polman also stay in because of the coronavirus.

It's an odd and uncertain time, with a huge impact on many people. Let's try to follow all the emergency instructions in your region and appreciate the moments with each other even a little bit more ❤ Very thankful to all people who are working hard to keep us safe and healthy🙏

Avatar Avatar Author Rafael van der Vaart Time of places 13: 43 - 16 March 2020

Coronavirus2 hours ago

NAC supporters support caregivers. "This is where the heroes of Breda work", says a banner at the Amphia Hospital in Breda.

Help care staff!

Avatar Avatar Author Breda Loco's Time of places 9: 48 - March 16, 2020

Coronavirus3 hours ago

Since Thursday, the triathlon association has been organizing a training camp in Spain for juniors and among 23 athletes. The intention was to stay until Sunday, but the athletes will return to the Netherlands tomorrow morning with a restraining order in Spain. "These were strange days," says technical director Adrie Berk from Spain. "With some improvisation, we have come to a good camp with cycling, swimming in the hotel pool and a workshop on dealing with disappointments with the psychologist present. We only have to shorten the camp a bit, but the health of the population is now of course the most important. "

Coronavirus3 hours ago

Atalanta midfielder Marten de Roon is quarantined preventively after three Valencia players have tested positive for the corona virus. Last week, the Dutchman and his team played against the Spanish club. "I never expected to experience something like this in my life," said De Roon.

So I want to give a little update from my side, since I'm getting a lot of questions. With the team we're now in quarantine which means we can't go outside anymore. Three players of Valencia tested positive for COVID-19, and because we played our game against them (and won that's why we're in the final 8 of the UCL, I know ... not the right time) we're now in quarantine. I never thought I'd have to deal with a situation like this. After the game against Valencia we were happy for an hour before we went back to talking about the situation in Italy, Bergamo. 'Cause it's really bad. The streets are completely empty. All you hear is the sound of ambulances and the church bells, that ring for the people who sadly passed away. Better days are coming, Italy is strong, but I want to wish everyone strength these coming weeks.

Avatar Avatar Author martenderoon15 Moment of places 12: 50 - March 16, 2020

Coronavirus3 hours ago

The Herdgang, the training complex of PSV, is deserted. Like all other sports centers in the Netherlands, PSV will keep the fields closed until at least April 6.

𝗣𝗦𝗩 𝗖𝗔𝗠𝗣𝗨𝗦 𝗗𝗘 𝗛𝗘𝗥𝗗𝗚𝗔𝗡𝗚 = 🔐 Until April 6, our training complex is closed. Stay safe & stay inside! 😘

Avatar Avatar Author PSMoment of places12: 30 - 16 March 2020

Coronavirus4 hours ago

'Japanese do not believe in continuing to play'
Kyodo News research suggests that most Japanese do not believe the Olympics can be completed on current dates. No less than 70 percent of the respondents expect that July 24, the first day of the tournament, will come too early. The medium does not report how many people participated in the study. Japan currently has 674 active corona infections. For comparison: the Netherlands has 1,113 active corona cases.

Coronavirus4 hours ago

Football team Van Bronckhorst wants to return to China
Several Chinese football teams have fled China because of the corona virus, but now that things are going better, the clubs want to return as soon as possible. This includes the Guangzhou R&F of trainer Giovanni van Bronckhorst, who had invested a training camp in Dubai. According to RFI , the Chinese top club is waiting for approval from the Chinese government to return.

Coronavirus5 hours ago

'Amstel Gold Race on the loose'
The continuation of the Amstel Gold Race on April 19 is very doubtful. Organizer Roy Packbier considers it unlikely that the cycling classic will be run on the original date. "We follow government decisions," said Packbier at 1Limburg . "No measures have been announced after April 6, but we must be honest: the chance that the Amstel Gold Race will continue is very small."

Coronavirus7 hours ago

You have to do something on your free Monday. Robin Haase makes the best of it and is puzzled.

@kikibertens where were you now? #puzzle Fun concept. #mystery

Avatar Avatar Author robbin_haase Moment of places 09: 15 - March 16, 2020

Coronavirus7 hours ago

McLaren team member with coronavirus no longer shows disease symptoms
The McLaren team member who became infected with the coronavirus last week seems to be recovering well. The Woking racing team withdrew as the first team prior to the Australian Grand Prix because a mechanic had been infected with the virus. Fourteen employees are also quarantined preventively. "He's recovering well and is no longer showing any symptoms of the disease," McLaren director Zak Brown told The Race . "Things are also going well with the quarantined team members. They remain optimistic."

Coronavirus8 hours ago

(2/2) The 72-year-old from Hagenaar thinks that football can be played again at the end of April at the earliest. "If we do nothing for three weeks now, you also need about three weeks to get back into your rhythm. Minimal. Then you run into all kinds of other problems," said Advocaat, who is in possession of a contract that expires at the end of June. "It would become clear at the end of March whether I will stay with Feyenoord. Now that will take several months longer. You also do not know what the next season will look like. How are the finances at the clubs, how about transfers? it is a difficult and unclear story. "

Coronavirus8 hours ago

(1/2) Trainer Dick Advocaat is happy with the clarity now that he knows that Feyenoord does not have to play until at least April 6. "Nobody knew where he stood, but at least clarity has now been created until the beginning of April," Advocaat told De Telegraaf . "It is a pity that we do not play football, it is a correct decision given the circumstances."

Coronavirus8 hours ago

NOC * NSF hopes to quickly answer questions about the route to Games
Sports dome NOC * NSF is annoyed that many athletes live in uncertainty because of the corona virus in the run-up to the Olympic Games in Tokyo. Technical director Maurits Hendriks hopes to be able to provide clarity soon. "We have a lot of contact with the IOC. There is our message: give athletes clarity quickly and let us draw together as much as possible with each other," says Hendriks at the NOS about the qualification process towards the Games.

Coronavirus8 hours ago

Nairo Quintana must be quarantined for a fortnight on arrival in Colombia. "After doing my country a favor yesterday, upon arrival in Colombia, I will comply with the request to live in isolation for two weeks," said Quintana, who won the final stage in Paris-Nice on Saturday.

Luego de darle ayer una alegría más a mi país, cumpliré con los 14 días de aislamiento preventivo que me han dicho al regresar a Colombia. Gracias por apoyarme siempre. Gracias a mi equipo @arkeasamsic.

Avatar AuteurnairoquincoficialMoment of places01: 17 - 16 March 2020

Coronavirus9 hours ago

Go Ahead Eagles applies for unemployment benefits for players
Go Ahead Eagles applies for unemployment benefits for all of its players. The club from Deventer does that after the cabinet decided yesterday to close sports facilities until April 6, among other things, due to the outbreak of the corona virus. "Our complex will close, even if it is premature to talk about consequences now," says general manager Jan Willem van Dop of Go Ahead to De Stentor . "We do it with limited information and now it is important to switch briefly, but that it will be deep intervention in the organization is certain."

Coronavirus · yesterday at 10:44 PM

OCT continues behind closed doors
The European Olympic qualifying tournament in boxing in London is one of the few sporting events that has not been removed from the calendar due to the worldwide coronavirus outbreak. The organization has now announced that the tournament, which will run until March 23, will continue behind closed doors from tomorrow. Enrico Lacruz won his first match earlier in the evening (class up to 63 kilograms), but for Artjom Kasparian the curtain fell in the category up to 81 kilograms.

Coronavirus · yesterday at 10:35 PM

"There was an hour of joy with us after the win, but after that it quickly went over what is going on here. It is a sad situation. It is very quiet here on the street. You only hear the sirens of the ambulances and the bells that ring for the deceased every half hour. If you go out on the street and get caught, you can go into jail, "De Roon continues. "Now everyone has to stay at home and I see the same thing happening in the Netherlands. In the meantime, people continue to infect each other, so that number is still increasing, that cannot be otherwise" (2/2)

Coronavirus · yesterday at 10:30 PM

De Roon: 'It is very quiet on the street here'
Marten de Roon and his teammates from Atalanta cannot leave their home for the time being. The Orange-international played with his team in the eighth finals of the Champions League against Valencia last week, where three players are infected with the corona virus. "We are in quarantine with the team," says De Roon in the Ziggo Sport program Rondo. "We can no longer go outside, because we have been in contact with the players of Valencia." (1/2)

Coronavirus · yesterday at 9:48 PM

Ajax also follows the instructions of the authorities. The team from Amsterdam let it be known on the club site that Ajax 1 and Jong Ajax "do not finish team training for the time being".

Coronavirus · yesterday at 9:45 PM

𝙐𝙋𝘿𝘼𝙏𝙀: No collective training until April 6. # COVID19NL https://t.co/tNCSsfHQJl

Avatar Avatar Author VVV-Venlo Moment of places 21: 38 - March 15, 2020

Coronavirus · yesterday at 9:28 PM

Well. An alternative for the people who have to do without football for the time being?

Snooker, yet a green playing field.

Avatar Avatar Author Michel Abbink Moment of Places 21: 26 - March 15, 2020

Coronavirus · yesterday at 9:16 PM

Nothing will happen at Vitesse for the time being.

❌ Away match vs @ AZAl Alkmaar ieve Collective training ❌ Football academy activities ❌ Training accommodation and MijnVitesse (GelreDome) closed ✅ Web shop ✅ Vitesse Fan service available via email and Whatsapp⬇️ View all measures https://t.co/tEeM4CiauP #Vitesse

Avatar Avatar Author Vitesse Moment of Places 21: 16 - 15 March 2020

Coronavirus · yesterday at 9:13 PM

📯 𝚄 𝙿 𝙳 𝙰 𝚃 𝙴 All training and competitions canceled until April 6

Avatar Avatar Author Willem II Moment of Places 21: 12 - 15 March 2020

Coronavirus · yesterday at 9:02 PM

Grêmio's protest (see below) has an effect, as the Brazilian Football Association has just decided to postpone all matches until further notice.

Coronavirus · yesterday at 8:55 PM

"This protest is to show our support to halt the championship," Grêmio technical director Paulo Luz said after the game. "Life must take precedence." Without the masks, Grêmio won the game against São Luiz in the Campeonato Gaúcho, the championship of the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul, in front of his own audience in Porto Alegre, 3-2. (2/2)

O silêncio ensurdecedor da Arena marcou uma partida atípica pelo # Gauchão2020. Com portões fechados devido ao COVID-19, vencemos de virada o São Luiz pelo placar de 3x2. Os gols foram marcados por @ paulomiranda_3, Thiago Neves e @ diegosouzads87 ,. 💪🏽⚽️🇪🇪 #GRExSLU # VamosTricolor📸 @lucasuebel | Grêmio FBPA

Avatar Avatar Author gremio Moment of places 17: 41 - March 15, 2020

Coronavirus · yesterday at 8:50 PM

Grêmio appears with protest masks
The Grêmio players appeared on the field with masks before the game against São Luiz. The team thereby protested against the decision of the Brazilian football association to simply continue the competition. While many competitions, including the Eredivisie, are currently suspended due to the coronavirus, football is still played in Brazil. Although this happens behind closed doors, Grêmio cannot agree with that. The players of 'Tricolor dos Pampas' therefore came out of the tunnel with masks. (1/2)

Coronavirus · yesterday at 8:39 PM

ℹ In view of the most recent developments regarding the coronavirus, the Abe Lenstra stadium will be closed until April 6, at least. ❌ No activities of the first team will be held next week.

Avatar Avatar Author scheerenveenofficialMoment of places20: 36 - 15 March 2020

Coronavirus · yesterday at 8:37 PM

More and more Eredivisie clubs are closing things down completely.

# Also #ADOemm (April 5) canceled ❌ No collective training until April 6 #TakeCare

Avatar Author ADO The Hague 🔰Moment of places20: 36 - 15 March 2020

Coronavirus · yesterday at 8:18 PM

Eliaquim Mangala, defender of Valencia, is also infected with the corona virus, he says via social media. "I have no symptoms, but I have tested positive." Ezequiel Garay (also from Valencia) became the first player in Spain with a positive test earlier today. Valencia then reported that a total of five people within the club have the virus. So Mangala is one of them.

Avatar Avatar Author Eliaquim Mangala Time of places 20: 11 - 15 March 2020

Coronavirus · yesterday at 8:09 PM

⛔ The extra measures in the Netherlands also have consequences for #RKC Waalwijk. ❌ For example, training will no longer take place at Mandemakers Stadium and RKC Waalwijk - Feyenoord has been canceled. 🔗 All information: https://t.co/TdgJEnfc0H

Avatar Avatar Author RKC WaalwijkMoment of places20: 09 - 15 March 2020

Coronavirus · yesterday at 8:04 PM

Feyenoord also follows the advice of the authorities.

Extra measures in the Netherlands because of the corona virus. The consequences for Feyenoord: ▪️ #rkcfey canceled ▪️ No training on 1908 until April 6, ** De Kuip en Varkenoord closedRead more:

Avatar Avatar Author Feyenoord Rotterdam Time of places 20: 03 - 15 March 2020

Coronavirus · yesterday at 8:00 PM

Memphis Depay is still working hard on his recovery. The attacker hopes to be fit for the European Championship, but perhaps that is not necessary at all, because there is a chance that the European Championship will be rescheduled this summer due to the corona virus.

Recovery Sunday

Avatar Avatar Author Memphis Depay Moment of Places 15: 12 - 15 March 2020

Coronavirus · yesterday at 7:50 PM

Meanwhile, Georginio Wijnaldum also finds the necessary ways for some distraction.

Gotta stay busy 🏓

Avatar Avatar Author gwijnaldum Moment of places 17: 07 - 15 March 2020

Coronavirus · yesterday at 7:47 PM

AZ responds to the call from the ministers and the KNVB.

📢 Update: Until April 6, no competitions and no training. #AZ #CoronaVirusUpdates

Avatar Avatar Author AZMoment of places19: 45 - March 15, 2020

Coronavirus · yesterday at 7:36 PM

First athletics competition in China finished since outbreak
While almost all sports competitions in Europe are on hold, the first athletics competition in China has been completed since the sports events were removed from the calendar there due to the coronavirus outbreak. The athletes took action in Beijing. In China, the coronavirus outbreak started in December. In recent months, more than 80,800 people have been infected in that country and during that period almost 3,200 people died of COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus. That caused all sports events in China to be shut down from the end of January.

Coronavirus · yesterday at 7:16 PM

And there is now also confirmation from the KNVB! The decision applies to both professional and amateur football.

No football matches until April 6:

Avatar Avatar Author KNVBMoment of places19: 15 - 15 March 2020

Coronavirus · yesterday at 7:10 PM

KNVB: also professional clubs locked
Ministers Bruno Bruins (Medical Care & Sports) and Arie Slob (Primary and Secondary Education and Media said at the press conference that all sports clubs should be closed for the time being, but did not say anything about the professional clubs. The KNVB confirms to NU.nl that this also refers to their training facilities and stadiums. The KNVB advises the professional clubs to comply with this and therefore to stop training. Ajax and Feyenoord, among others, were planning to continue training tomorrow.

Coronavirus · yesterday at 6:48 PM

Roda JC is also completely locked. The Kitchen Champion Division club will not be training tomorrow because of the corona virus either.

𝙐𝙋𝘿𝘼𝙏𝙀 | Roda JC takes further measures due to CoronavirusTraining canceled on Monday ❌Offices and Fan Shop closed ❌Football academy closed ❌𝘓𝘦𝘦𝘴 𝘮𝘦𝘦𝘳 ⤵️ https://t.co/bQttljvy8Z

Avatar Avatar Author Roda JC Kerkrade Time of places 18: 48 - 15 March 2020

Coronavirus · yesterday at 6:34 PM

Orange-international Merel van Dongen is surprised about the current state of affairs at many coffee shops in the Netherlands. The doors must also be closed there for the time being, so many people want to get something quickly.

Marijuana is the Dutch toiletpaper? This is the line in front of the coffee shops that are closing before the lockdown 🇳🇱🤷🏻‍♀️😂 #StayTheFHome

Avatar Avatar Author Merel van Dongen Moment of places 18: 32 - 15 March 2020

Coronavirus · yesterday at 6:26 PM

This is the current situation in the Dutch football world ...

The new measures against corona mean that another round of play will be canceled, and the end is not yet in sight. No one knows how 2019-2020 will end. Tuesday's UEFA meeting can provide some clarity.

Avatar Avatar Author SupporterscollectiefMoment of places18: 16 - 15 March 2020

Coronavirus · yesterday at 6:11 PM

The Eredivisie is about these games that are also canceled:

April 4:
PSV Heracles Almelo
Sparta-Heerenveen
VVV-Willem II
AZ-Vitesse
FC Utrecht-FC Groningen

April 5th:
RKC Waalwijk-Feyenoord
ADO The Hague-FC Emmen
Ajax-PEC Zwolle
FC Twente-Fortuna Sittard

Coronavirus · yesterday at 6:09 PM

The KNVB previously announced that it fully adheres to the measures of the cabinet, so we can conclude that the round in the Eredivisie and the Kitchen Champion Division will be canceled at the beginning of April due to the outbreak of the corona virus.

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