Russian club FC Sochi to miss next league match after multiple positive cases of COVID-19

FC Sochi, currently 12th in the 16-team league, had been scheduled to play 14th-placed Tambov on Thursday. They are however, certain to miss that fixture after the multiple positive COVID-19 cases.

Reuters July 16, 2020 21:36:18 IST
Russian club FC Sochi to miss next league match after multiple positive cases of COVID-19

Moscow: Russian top-flight team FC Sochi are set to miss their next match after nine people at the club tested positive for the COVID-19, the league said on Thursday.

The Russian Premier League did not say whether the cases had been recorded among players or team staff.

Sochi, currently 12th in the 16-team league, had been scheduled to play 14th-placed Tambov on Thursday.

The Russian Premier League resumed the season last month after having halted action in mid-March to contain the virus. A few matches have since been cancelled after outbreaks were reported at certain clubs.

Russia has recorded 752,797 cases of the virus, the fourth highest in the world.

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