International Champions Cup canceled due to coronavirus pandemic

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The 2020 International Cup of Champions has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, organizers of the Relevent Sports Group tournament announced on Friday.

This summer’s edition would have been the eighth time the tournament has been held. But leagues around the world have been closed due to the pandemic, and although a handful of smaller competitions have continued – as in Belarus and Nicaragua – it is only in Germany that sport should resume, with the targeted Bundesliga and Bundesliga. a return in early May. This reality left the ICC little room for maneuver.

“The health and safety of the players, staff, supporters and everyone involved in our games is always paramount,” said Relevent CEO Daniel Sillman in a statement. “The lack of clarity about when social distancing and restrictions on local shelters will be lifted and the international football calendar uncertain, with the potential for European national leagues and UEFA tournaments in August, means planning a Cup of International Men’s Champions this summer is unattainable. We look forward to bringing the best and most iconic clubs in the world to the United States and Asia in 2021. ”

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