J-League restarts after coronavirus pandemic halts play for 4 months

The high J1 division of Japan’s skilled soccer league, J League, which postponed all official matches in February in response to the coronavirus outbreak, has resumed play with out spectators.

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Japan’s skilled soccer league restarted on Saturday after a four-month break attributable to the coronavirus pandemic.

All 18 top-flight groups had been in motion, and the 9 video games had been performed with out followers. Japan’s fashionable professional baseball league restarted final month, additionally with out followers.

The first division of the J-League suspended play in February after just one spherical of matches had been performed.

It is predicted to steadily begin permitting followers to enter later this month though that might be slowed with Tokyo reporting a gradual enhance in COVID-19 circumstances.

Japan has reported slightly below 1,000 deaths from the virus, in a inhabitants of 126 million. This compares to nearly 130,000 within the United States with a inhabitants of 330 million.

A key J-League match noticed defending champion Yokohama dealing with the Urawa Reds in Saitama, simply on the outskirts of Tokyo.

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