No Chattering Or Goal Caurousing As South Korea Resumes Football Season
South Korea’s football season will start on Friday after a two-month coronavirus set back, clearing the way for the global game as other leagues struggle to return to action.
Goal caurousing, handshakes and even talking are out under strict new safety measures put forward to prevent any contagion during games, which will be played behind closed doors.
“While countries such as Belarus, Turkmenistan and Taiwan defied the virus to keep playing football, South Korea — the 2002 World Cup co-hosts and semi-finalists — are the first prominent nation in the sport to allow matches.”
South Korea have taken one of the worst early escalation of COVID-19 outside China, pushing professional sports to hang or delay their seasons, a control that was redo worldwide.
But the country seems to have flattened the curve thanks to an appendage “trace, test and treat” programme, and football’s restart comes after baseball started without fans on Tuesday.
“The K-League is Asia’s first major competition to return to action, while Europe’s giants remain sidelined with only Germany’s Bundesliga so far making concrete plans to resume.”
Friday’s resuming game will be between defending champions Jeonbuk Motors — who are managed by Jose Mourinho’s former assistant Jose Morais — and Cup-holders Suwon Bluewings.