Coronavirus: German virus expert doesn't think football will be played again this year

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Everyone in the UK is coming to terms with new restrictions on their life.

On Friday afternoon - when everyone usually heads to the pub after a long week at week - the government announced they will be telling cafes, pubs, bars and restaurants to close from midnight tonight.

People will now have no choice but to stay at home.

Of course, there will be no football to entertain them as they sit at home bored.

Football across Europe has been suspended until the end of April but even that date seems unrealistic right now.

In the grand scheme of things, football is pretty irrelevant. But what we’d give for a bit of escapism and be able to watch a 90-minute game on TV right now. Any game.

However, that won’t be happening any time soon.

In fact, according to a German virologist, there will be no more football THIS YEAR.

Jonas Schmidt-Chanasit studies different viruses at the Berhard-Nocht Institute in Hamburg and he would be surprised to see a football match being played in 2020.

General Views of Sport Venues after events postponed due to Covid-19

"I don't think we can start talking about playing matches again in April," he told NRD, per Marca.

"Not even behind closed doors, because there is the potential of people gathering in their homes to watch it.

I'm convinced that we'll only be able to start playing again next year.

"I don't think it's realistic to think that the current season can be completed."

General Views of Sport Venues after events postponed due to Covid-19

If you’re bored after two weeks of football, imagine another NINE months without the beautiful game.

As we say, there are more important things in life right now but the thought of no football for the next nine months is pretty harrowing to say the least.

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