Pressure mounts on UK sports bodies to make coronavirus decision as LaLiga is directed to play behind closed doors
10 March 2020
Matches in LaLiga SmartBank and Santander will be played behind closed doors for the next two weeks.
All Premier League and EFL matches are currently set to go ahead as planned, with the UK government saying there is "no rationale" for postponing sporting events in Britain.
Spain's LaLiga will be played behind closed doors for the next two weeks, becoming the latest to have its activities disrupted by the coronavirus, increasing pressure on UK sports bodies to make a decision on how to deal with the outbreak.
On Monday, following a meeting with several sporting bodies, including the Premier League and the EFL, the UK government said that there was "no rationale" for postponing sporting events in Britain or forcing clubs to play matches behind closed doors, despite other countries having implemented such preventative measures.
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