DIFA statement on coronavirus

In light of ongoing developments resulting from the coronavirus, and after consulting with medical experts and convening a conference call of the Board members, the World Deaf Veteran +40 Futsal Cup is announcing today that it will reschedule at a later time.

In recent weeks, the coronavirus epidemic has been spreading rapidly across Europe. Many countries are taking emergency measures to prevent the spread of the virus: quarantines are imposed and the number of spectators at major events is limited. The International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD) and the European Deaf Sports Organization (EDSO) postponed several sports events to the end of the year.

Today, DIFA received a letter from the organizers from Bulgaria, notifying them of the introduction of a quarantine and restriction in this country. In these circumstances, DIFA regrets that it is not possible to hold the event in a positive and safe environment and announces the postponement of the 1st DIFA World Deaf Veteran +40 Futsal Cup for an indefinite period.

DIFA together with the World Football Club League Champions “Equal opportunities” confirm their intention to hold the tournament in Bulgaria as soon as the situation becomes safe for all participants.

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