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Chinese Football Matches Postponed by H1N1 Virus

September 12th, 2009 · No Comments · Football

From Xinhua:

Eight players from Chinese Super League side Chongqing Lifan have been diagnosed with Influenza A/H1N1, the Chongqing Heath Bureau (CHB) said on Thursday.

The club reported to the CFA again after all eight cases had been confirmed and requested their match next Wednesday to be called off. And Chen said they are still waiting for the reply from the CFA .

By Monday, all 31 provinces and municipalities on the Chinese mainland had reported A/H1N1 flu cases, bringing the total to 5,592.

Chongqing Lifan is sitting at the bottom of the Chinese Super League. This July, the club signed 36-year-old Brazilian forward Aílton, who won German Footballer of the Year as the first foreigner in 2004.

Links and Sources:

  • Xinhua via CRI: 8 Chinese Footballers Diagnosed with A/H1N1 Flu
  • Reuters: Brazilian striker Ailton joins China’s Chongqing

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