FC Sochi to miss match after nine test positive for coronavirus

The Russian Premier League, however, did not say whether the cases had been recorded among the FC Sochi players or team staff.

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FC Sochi, currently 12th in the 16-team league, had been scheduled to play 14th-placed Tambov on Thursday.   -  Getty Images/ Representative Photo

FC Sochi is set to miss its next match after nine people at the club tested positive for COVID-19, the Russian Premier League said.

The league, however, did not say whether the cases had been recorded among players or team staff.

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Sochi, currently 12th in the 16-team league, had been scheduled to play 14th-placed Tambov on Thursday.

The Russian top-flight resumed its season last month after having halted action in mid-March to contain the virus. A few matches have since been cancelled after outbreaks were reported at certain clubs.

Russia has recorded 752,797 cases of the virus, the fourth-highest in the world.

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