Inter match called off as a measure against corona virus spread

Sun 23 February 2020 | 10:58

Inter match plus tow other games in Serie A fixtures have been posponed after Corona took two lives in Italy.

The recent Corona Virus outbreak in Italy had the Italian officials call off Inter Milan's game against Sampdoria along with two other Serie A fixtures.

At a news conference, Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte confirmed that fixtures in the Lombardy and Veneto regions, namely Hellas Verona-Cagliari and Atalanta-Sassuolo matches, won't be held on Sunday.

The move comes as part of preventative measures against the spread of Corona Virus, officially named Covid-19, after two people died and dozens more reportedly tested positive in Italy.

Saturday's scheduled Serie B match between Ascoli and Cremonese along with 88 amateur football matches have also been called off, according to Italian news agency ANSA..

In a short statement, Inter announced that their match with Sampdoria at San Siro was postponed "to a later date".

The third-placed Inter Milan is six points behind Serie A leader Juventus, who won 2-1 against SPAL on Saturday.



Sunday's three other games are expected to go ahead as planned.

Genoa are due to host title-chasing Lazio, and Torino to face Parma and Roma in Lecce.

source: SportMob