Football Federation Australia (FFA) today confirmed that the international friendly between the Matildas and world No.8 Canada, scheduled for April 14 in Vancouver, BC, has been cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak.
It’s also been confirmed that AFL and AFLW seasons will go ahead, although the matches will be held in empty stadiums. In the interests of public health, no spectator tickets are being sold, meaning fans will have to watch on television.
In America, the suspension of the 2019-20 NBA season likely will last at least 30 days, though it’s possible the campaign will not resume at all.
The hiatus comes after the league shuttered indefinitely following Utah Jazz centre Rudy Gobert’s positive test for coronavirus.
The Tokyo Games, which are scheduled to start on July 24, appear set to go ahead despite the continuing spread of the coronavirus in Japan.