Research: Only slight risk of coronavirus contagion on football pitch
28 April 2020
Players will spend little less than 1.5 minute in a so-called risk zone during a 90-minute match if just one athlete is infected with Covid-19, according to research by Danish scientists.
Celebrations should be limited, and balls sanitized to further reduce potential spread among professionals.
Several European football leagues are currently discussing the terms of a potential return to play.
There is only a slight risk of Covid-19 spreading among football players during a 90-minute match, according to research by Danish scientists which could provide an opening for leagues across Europe looking to reconvene in the coming weeks.
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