Japan's J-League cancels football match after Nagoya Grampus players test positive for COVID-19

Two players and a staff member on the Nagoya team tested positive for the virus, media reports said.

Reuters July 26, 2020 11:34:09 IST
Japan's J-League cancels football match after Nagoya Grampus players test positive for COVID-19

Tokyo: Japan’s J League said on Sunday it was cancelling a soccer match between Nagoya Grampus and Sanfrecce Hiroshima scheduled later in the day after players tested positive for the coronavirus.

Two players and a staff member on the Nagoya team tested positive for the virus, media reports said.

According to Kyodo News, the league will announce an alternative date for the fixture. As per the same report, Nagoya said midfielder Shuto Watanabe and another staff member have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Earlier in the week, defender Kazuya Miyahara had tested positive for the virus.

The top division restarted its season in early July after four months of delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

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