South Korea postpones football season over virus: K-league
Seoul: South Korea's K-league on Monday postponed the start of the new football season in the face of the growing novel coronavirus outbreak in the country.
"The K-league has decided to temporarily postpone the start of the 2020 K-league season until the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak eases," it said in a statement.
This year's edition of the 12-team competition -- whose current champions are Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors -- had been due to kick off this weekend.
"This is a measure to protect the health and safety of the citizens and our players with the highest priority against the outbreak of the COVID-19 which has entered a serious phase," the K-league said after an emergency board meeting. - AFP