Levain Cup in Japan postponed by coronavirus

The J-League says 10 new coronavirus cases were reported among players and staff on the Kashiwa Reysol club ahead of Saturday's final.

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Kashiwa was supposed to play FC Tokyo on Saturday. (Representative Image)   -  Getty Images

An outbreak of COVID-19 cases has forced the postponement of football's Levain Cup final on Saturday in Japan.

The J-League says 10 new coronavirus cases were reported among players and staff on the Kashiwa Reysol club. The club says two were players and eight were staff members.

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Kashiwa was supposed to play FC Tokyo on Saturday. An alternate date has not been set. Three other people related to the club had already tested positive earlier in the week.

Japan has largely controlled the coronavirus and has reported about 1,800 deaths from COVID-19 in a country of 126 million.

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