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Ebola in the world of football

Ebola in the world of football

Football as the rest of the world, is no stranger to now about the Ebola virus affecting several African countries such as Sierra Leone, Guinea-Conakry, Nigeria and Liberia, the country where the virus is becoming more lethal. After two contagions health workers, one in the US and one in Spain and the threat of possible contagion in other countries, They have made exceptional protection measures are taken. This, and seriously affects the African Nations Cup 2015 to be held in Morocco.

The North African country, It has already asked that aplaze the start of the competition, scheduled for next February, with the intention that the situation, high risk in Africa, is mostly controlled. They are playing qualifying matches, in countries which are extremely risky and caused the change of venue of two games.

This event has made several European clubs care about their players at the risk of transmission of Ebola virus, what he has precipitated the return of a player Guinea. Rapid player Lass Bangoura Rayo Vallecano, He refused to attend the convocation. This, also affects Osasuna, Sevilla , Barcelona and out of Spain, players like Michael Essien who was not summoned with his selection, They have had to belie through social networks alleged contagion that had flown as Internet hoax. AC Milan himself had to submit an official statement denying this rumor. Social networks are being very dangerous in this social alarm.

Lass will not play for Guinea-Conakry to avoid Ebola.
Lass will not play for Guinea-Conakry to avoid Ebola.

And it is so great fear ,protocols that apply when they return from Africa. The players will undergo temperature controls and follow the established security protocol, hopefully this time without any failure to do regret some misfortune. Meanwhile, attempts by professionals shed peace on destinations, Congo and Cameroon, If no time. It is true that an event like this is risky for both players and for the fans, the sweat, the contact, wounds that may occur with blood, in which they could transmit Ebola and other risks of contact.

further, They may not play players who are participating in local competitions- With these preventive measures expect everything to be satisfactory and that there are no problems, before this virus plaguing some African countries and threatens an increasingly globalized world than the footballing universe obviously can not not escape.

Ebola threat to African football.
Ebola threat to African football.

Marian Talavera

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