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K League postponed indefinitely due to the wariness of the COVID-19

K League postponed indefinitely due to the wariness of the COVID-19

The Korean top-flight football league K League has been officially announced suspended amid the fear of the coronavirus outbreak in Korea.

In an emergency meeting on Monday, the K League executive board has decided to push back the 2020 K League season for safety reason. The inaugural day of the top-level league will be further noticed, depending on the situation.

Korea Republic has become the country with the most infected cases of the deadly coronavirus (over 800) outside of mainland China after a major outburst in Daegu.

With the pandemic escalating, the K-League officials stated that the postponement decision was made to protect the health of the fans and footballers, along with constraining the virus’ spread.

The K League’s organisers also decided that the Korean clubs’ matches at the AFC Champions League will still take place according to plan but be under heavy restriction and without fans.

The new season of the K League was originally due to start on February 29 with 12 participating clubs. It was meant to be a milestone season of the Korean football as a whole with many changes in the allocation of tiers.