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Serie A schedule emerges after coronavirus outbreak


A photo shows the closed San Siro Stadium in Milan, on March 5, 2020. - Italy closed all schools and universities until March 15 to help combat the spread of the novel coronavirus crisis. The government decision was announced moments after health officials said the death toll from COVID-19 had jumped to 107 and the number of cases had passed 3,000. (Photo by Piero CRUCIATTI / AFP) (Photo by PIERO CRUCIATTI/AFP via Getty Images)

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MILAN (AP) The next two rounds of the Italian soccer schedule have been pushed back by a week due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The governing body of Serie A announced the changes Friday.

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On Thursday, it was decided that the matches postponed last weekend - including the potential title decider between Juventus and Inter Milan - would be played this weekend.

Ten Serie A matches have been postponed over the last two weekends because of the coronavirus outbreak in Italy, where more than 100 people have died and more than 3,800 have been infected.

The Italian government issued a decree on Wednesday that all sporting events in the country must take place without spectators until April 3 as it attempts to control the spread of the coronavirus.


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