UEFA vice president Gabriele Uva has confirmed that football in Europe will only be stopped if the current Coronavirus situation is to get worse.
Latest reports state that there are over 220 confirmed cases of the virus in Italy. Other European nations such as Germany, the United Kingdom, France and Spain among a number of others all also have confirmed cases.
Four Serie A matches, including Inter versus Sampdoria, were postponed this past weekend in Italy and several of this coming weekend’s matches are expected to be played behind closed doors in a bid to limit any potential spread of the virus.
Italian teams competing in European competitions will compete as planned but in some cases, teams will be playing in empty grounds for the same reasons as above.
Inter and Ludogorets yesterday confirmed that their Europa League round of 32 match at San Siro will be played in an empty San Siro.
“We are monitoring every country. Football must follow what the government says in the individual states. We will not stop. Things will only stop if the situation worsens,” Uva admitted in an interview with Italian radio station Rai Radio1 Sport earlier on today.