Bundesliga suspends season due to COVID-19 concerns


Players run for the ball in an empty stadium during the Bundesliga match between Borussia Moenchengladbach and 1.FC Cologne in Moenchengladbach, Germany, Wednesday, March 11, 2020. (Martin Meissner/AP)

The German soccer league has suspended its season, dropping a plan to play this weekend in empty stadiums.

The league board says there is an increasing number of suspected coronavirus cases affecting German clubs.

Three second-division players have tested positive for the virus. Bundesliga club Paderborn said its coach tested negative, hours before his team was due to play Fortuna Dusseldorf, and that it was waiting for test results from an unspecified number of players.

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