Genoa clubs postpone Serie A matches after bridge collapse

A night view of the collapsed Morandi bridge in Genoa, Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. A highway bridge collapsed Monday killing at least 39 people. (Luca Zennaro/ANSA via AP)

ROME — The two soccer teams from Genoa have had their weekend matches postponed following the bridge collapse in the Italian city.

At least 39 people were killed in the collapse.

The Italian league’s governing body says Genoa’s match at AC Milan and Sampdoria’s home game against Fiorentina have been postponed following a request from the teams. Both matches were scheduled for Sunday, the opening weekend of the Serie A season.

The league says "the rescheduled dates for the two matches will be announced in the coming days."

Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero has said he has been informed by Juventus that it won’t play on Saturday, the day of the funerals. Juventus is scheduled to play at Chievo Verona in what is expected to be Cristiano Ronaldo’s competitive debut for his new club.

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