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.

Coronavirusone hour 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

Coronavirusone hour 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."

Coronavirus2 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. "

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(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."

Coronavirus3 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.

Coronavirus3 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

Coronavirus3 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

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 #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:

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 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 ⤵️

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
VVV-Willem II
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.

Coronavirus · yesterday at 5:54 PM

Italian federation wants to propose UEFA to move European Championship
The Italian football association FIGC plans to propose Tuesday at the summit of the European football association UEFA to postpone the European Championship due to the corona virus. In this way, the Italians hope to complete their national competition for the European title fight. "We would like to play the competition because it is fairer," Federal President Gabriele Gravina told SportMediaset . "It is also fairer to the many investments and expenditures the clubs have made."

Coronavirus · yesterday at 17:43

Paid football also canceled in early April?
The government has therefore extended the old measures against the corona virus in the Netherlands by one week. That means (for almost 100 percent) that the 29th round in the Eredivisie (3-5 April) will also be canceled. This also applies to the 33rd round in the Kitchen Champion Division. All duels in the highest divisions of our country had been canceled until the end of March.

Coronavirus · yesterday at 5:31 PM

Reportedly, Ajax and Feyenoord 'just' intend to train tomorrow. All sports clubs must be locked until April 6, but nothing was said at the press conference about the professional clubs in our country.

Coronavirus · yesterday at 5:29 PM

Update! Sports clubs close today from 6 pm and remain closed until 6 April, the cabinet has just reported at the press conference.

Coronavirus · yesterday at 5:20 PM

The youth department of Ajax will remain closed until March 31. The matches had already been canceled, but that now also applies to all training and other activities.

❌ Due to the coronavirus, the Ajax Youth Academy will remain closed until at least March 31. # Covid_19

Avatar Avatar Author AFC AjaxMoment of places17: 11 - 15 March 2020

Coronavirus · yesterday at 4:57 PM

There will be a cabinet press conference about new measures against the corona virus at around 5.30 pm (that was first 5 pm). We are of course also curious whether these will still have consequences for the sports world. All sports clubs in the Netherlands are said to have to keep their doors closed in the near future.

Coronavirus · yesterday at 4:52 PM

How Joost Luiten tries to have fun? Well, like this:


Getting bored already🧻🏌🏿‍♂️- #stayathomechallenge #corona #bored #practice #toiletpaper #coronavirus #mathijsdeligt #europeantour #golf #golfnl #coronavirus #ad #telegraaf #nos #nusport #ziggo #birdievriend #joostluitenfoundation #washhands

Avatar Avatar Author Joostclose Official Moment of Places 15: 05 - 15 March 2020

Coronavirus · yesterday at 4:40 PM

If we have to believe the sources of the NOS , it will be announced at 5 pm that all sports clubs will also be closed for the time being.

In addition to the schools, the catering and sports clubs are also closing for the time being. Announcements come from cabinet at 1700.

Avatar Avatar Author Arjan Noorlander Time of places 16: 36 - 15 March 2020

Coronavirus · yesterday at 4:28 PM

Well. The swimming federation decided yesterday to continue training here in Drachten, but already leaves the building after one day because NOC * NSF called for the closure of all top sports facilities.

We leave Drachten with a heavy heart. Today it has become clear for all KNZB top sports programs that we are stopping. Great thanks @Karmelklooster, @SportDrachten and @TopsportNoord. We are proud to have taken this step. We are sorry it is over.

Avatar Avatar Author Andre Cats Moment of places 16: 25 - 15 March 2020

Coronavirus · yesterday at 3:32 PM

Infected Arsenal coach Arteta feels fine
Arsenal trainer Mikel Arteta is doing well, who tested positive for the corona virus on Thursday evening. "He is fine," said his wife Lorena Bernal. "Mikel has the virus, but the complaints weren't that bad. In a normal situation, he would have just worked through."

Coronavirus · yesterday at 3:18 PM

The decision of NOC * NSF not only affects the training hours of the athletes, but also the way in which they can compete for competitions. "You also have to give a top athlete time to appear well trained at the start of a race," says Hendriks. "That should also be the same for all athletes." Hendriks hopes that the measures will not only be complied with in the Netherlands, but will also be followed up in the rest of the world. "Something like this has to be established internationally. We must do our best to create the same conditions for everyone. That must be the effort for the coming weeks." (3/3)

Coronavirus · yesterday at 3:04 PM

According to Hendriks, NOC * NSF has an exemplary role as an umbrella association. "Then half measures are not measures. Hence this decision." The decision affects the swimmers, who had just left for a monastery in Drachten to train there together. "It is annoying for the swimmers, who have just thought about how they can maintain all protocols," said Hendriks. (2/3)

Coronavirus · yesterday at 3:00 PM

NOC * NSF calls for closure of all top sports facilities
NOC * NSF calls on all top sports facilities to immediately close the doors for at least two weeks due to the outbreak of the corona virus. This means that top athletes can no longer train together. "I made the decision this morning that we will close all training environments as soon as possible. That is very rigorous and very painful," says technical director Maurits Hendriks at NPO Radio 1 . (1/3)

Coronavirus · yesterday at 2:55 PM

Ronaldo does not have hotels converted
Cristiano Ronaldo will not have his two hotels in Portugal converted into hospitals in the fight against the corona virus. Marca reported yes earlier today, but a hotel spokesman contradicts the message to RTL Nieuws . "We are a hotel. We will not be a hospital. It is a day like everyone else, we are and will remain a hotel. We are being called by the media. I wish you a nice day."

Coronavirus · yesterday at 2:29 PM

Van Dijk: 'Hopefully we can celebrate the title with the fans'
Just as Liverpool seems to be champion of England again after thirty years, the corona virus is gripping the football world. Virgil van Dijk does not think about securing the title in an empty stadium. "We just have to deal with it until a decision is made on how to proceed," said Van Dijk. "But hopefully we can celebrate the title with our fans."

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