After many sports events having been cancelled or delayed due to coronavirus attack. One of the first football season known as the K-League of South Korea is to start after two months of delay from Friday, 8th May 2020.
The first match will be between the defending champion Jeonbuk Motors and Suwon Bluewings.
Although three countries – Taiwan, Belarus and Turkmenistan continued the football activity, South Korea will be the first main country to permit sports activity after closure.
To be played behind closed doors without spectators, strict safety guidelines will be followed. These include the players and other management staff having to get temperature checks, refrain from handshakes, maintaining a distance especially during conversing and during celebrating goals.
Football will be the second sport to return in South Korea after Baseball having already started on Tuesday, 5th May. Another event which is to start from 14th May is the US$1.8 million worth Korea Ladies Professional Golf Association Championship.
While European clubs except Bundesliga of Germany are in active, K- League has created international interest with even foreign broadcasting networks purchasing rights to air.
South Korea along with China was one of the first countries to be hit hard by the coronavirus attack. It also had the record of being the first to suspend sports activities, a trend ultimately followed globally.