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Coronavirus crisis could halt Chelsea and Man United bidding for Jadon Sancho

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On Friday March 13 US president Donald Trump's suggestion to postpone the Tokyo Olympics for a year because of the coronavirus was immediately shot down by Japan's Olympic minister.

On Tuesday March 17, Kozo Tashima, one of the Japanese Olympic Committee's vice presidents and president of the Japanese Football Association, tested positive for coronavirus.



The British Boxing Board of Control announced on Tuesday March 17 that all boxing events under their jurisdiction for March will be postponed due to the coronavirus.



On March 18, the West Indies offered to host England's upcoming home Tests against them in the Caribbean instead of in the UK - should the coronavirus outbreak not have improved by then.

All football in England is suspended until at least April 30 - but the 2019-20 season should eventually be completed after the FA bend their own rules to extend the campaign INDEFINITELY after holding crisis talks on March 19.The decisions to suspend follows players and staff becoming affected by the virus, or individuals self-isolating as a precaution after reporting symptoms consistent with Covid-19.The Premier League clash between Manchester City and Arsenal, scheduled for March 11, had already been postponed as a 'precautionary measure' after Olympiacos and Nottingham Forest owner Evangelos Marinakis tested positive for coronavirus weeks after watching his Greek team play at the Emirates Stadium.

Euro 2020 play-off matches due to be held on March 26, including Scotland v Israel have been put off until June.Manchester United clash at Austrian side Lask was behind closed doors, with United handing out £350 to each fan to help with travel and accommodation after they sold 900 tickets for the Europa League game.

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta tested positive for coronavirus on March 12 with the entire first-team squad being put into isolation.


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