A third Boxing Day match postponed


And three. After Liverpool-Leeds and Wolverhampton-Watford, it is Bruney-Everton’s turn to be postponed due to the Covid.

Cases of Covid-19 in the workforce of the « Toffees », also weakened by injuries, led the club to request, Thursday, the postponement of the meeting initially scheduled for December 26. Everton only had nine operational outfielders left.

Thirteen games postponed in two weeks

A traditional flagship event in English football, Boxing Day has suffered from the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in Great Britain which, for several days, has divided the players in the championship, divided on the need to stop.

Discussions took place between the Premier League, club coaches and players on Thursday as a busy schedule of matches looms – there will be every day until January 3, with the exception of December 31.

A total of thirteen games have been postponed in the past two weeks as Britain sees a record number of positive cases due to the Omicron variant of the virus.

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