Two Covid-19 infections force the postponement of 11 games in South Korea

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The positives by Covid-19 of two South Korean footballers have forced to postpone 11 matches of the first and second division in South Korea, as reported on Tuesday K League, the body on which both leagues depend.

On the one hand, the central FC Seoul Hwang Hyun-soo tested positive on Monday, which has forced postpone eight meetings of the K League 1.

These eight matches correspond to the next four matches of FC Seoul and Seongnam FC scheduled for the next two weeks, since Hwang was on the field in the last match they both played on April 30.

In turn, the K League reported today that a player from Chungnam asan just tested positive and what the next three matches of this K League 2 team will be postponed.

The footballer in question, whose identity has not been released, has not played a game in the last 14 days, but has trained with the rest of the group.

It is the first time that a Covid-19 contagion has forced the postponement of matches in the South Korean first division, while a case detected last October forced a couple of matches from last season to be postponed in second.

The eight postponed K League 1 games promise to further complicate the schedule in the South Korean first division, where only 12 teams play, in an already overloaded season.

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