The Latest: More Swiss soccer games postponed by virus cases

Posted 11/2/20

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:

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The Swiss soccer league has postponed two more games because of coronavirus outbreaks at clubs.

Only one …

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The Latest: More Swiss soccer games postponed by virus cases

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The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:

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The Swiss soccer league has postponed two more games because of coronavirus outbreaks at clubs.

Only one of the 10 teams in the league has played its full schedule of six games so far in a season that started two months later than normal.

Switzerland is seeing steep rises in COVID-19 cases with some areas going back into lockdown.

The league says Sion’s game at Lucerne on Wednesday and Servette’s visit to Vaduz in Liechtenstein on Sunday have been postponed. No new dates were announced.

The Swiss league postpones games if a club has at least six players unavailable because of infection or quarantine.

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Bayern Munich says defender Niklas Süle has tested positive for the coronavirus and is in isolation at home.

Bayern says the 25-year-old center back “is doing well.”

The announcement came before Bayern traveled to Salzburg for a Champions League match.

Forward Serge Gnabry missed the opening group game against Atletico Madrid two weeks ago but was later allowed to leave isolation after further negative tests.

Süle has played in nine of Bayern’s 11 games in all competitions this season after missing most of last season with a cruciate ligament injury in his knee.

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Real Madrid says Éder Militão has tested positive for the coronavirus.

The reserve defender is likely to miss the team’s Champions League match against Inter Milan on Tuesday.

Madrid says all other players and staff members linked to the first team tested negative after tests carried out on Sunday.

The rest of the players were training normally.

Madrid is last in Group B after opening with a home loss to Shakhtar Donetsk and a draw at Borussia Mönchengladbach.

Militão has made three appearances this season. He is the second Madrid player to test positive for COVID-19 recently. Forward Mariano Díaz was the other.

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