Euro 2020 warm-up tournament in Qatar cancelled amid fears of coronavirus


The scheduled four-team international tournament featuring European champions Portugal, World Cup finalists Croatia, Belgium and Switzerland in Qatar this month has been cancelled.
The March 26-30 tournament event was a warm up for Euro 2020 competition.
The Belgian Footbal Association said Wednesday it had "received the info from Qatar that due to the current situation worldwide the... tournament will have to be cancelled".
While no specific reason was provided, the number of novel coronavirus cases globally stood at 124,101 on Wednesday, with 4,566 deaths, across 113 countries and territories.
Ealier, World Health Organization revealed the virus outbreak could now be characterised as a pandemic, expecting the number of cases and deaths to grow in the coming days and weeks.
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Qatar jumped by 238 to 262 on Wednesday, the health ministry said, warning that they were likely a result of community transmission.
The gulf nation Qatar, which now has the most cases in the Gulf, but yet to report any casualties but has closed universities and schools, cancelled many public events including the MotoGP and further banned travellers from well over 12 countries entering the country.

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