UAE suspends football events for four weeks

By Eudore R. Chand

ABU DHABI 16 March 2020: The UAE Football Association decided, after coordinating with concerned authorities, to suspend all matches throughout the country during the 2019-2020 season, starting since yesterday and continuing for four weeks.

The move is a precautionary measure to stop the spread of coronavirus, and will be evaluated and reviewed after a specified period of time.

The decision is part of the association’s keenness to adhere to instructions issued by national authorities to take precautionary and preventive measures to preserve the safety of all members of society, both citizens and residents, said Wam.

The decision covers all competitions organised by the association, including the Arabian Gulf League and the activities of the country’s national teams, the two women’s football committees and private academies.