THE BUNDESLIGA season could be scrapped next week due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak after the first footballer in Germany was diagnosed with the virus.
German second division side Hannover confirmed on Wednesday that defender Timo Hubers, 23, is in quarantine at home after testing positive for the deadly bug.
According to Bild, as per AS, the German Football Federation (DFB) are now holding an emergency meeting between all Bundesliga clubs to discuss plans moving forwards.
It is claimed that the governing body are set to discuss the possibility of suspending the season, but are also prepared to call it off entirely.
Potentially postponing the rest of the remaining games has already been ruled out due to the hectic international schedule this summer.
In the meantime, the Bundesliga have confirmed that this weekend's fixtures will be played behind closed doors.
Bayern Munich are currently top of the table as they look to defend their title, with rivals Borussia Dortmund only four points behind.
The world of sport is currently reeling from the impact of the coronavirus — now officially declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation.
Over 1,600 people have contracted Covid-19 in Germany alone where there has also been three reported deaths.
The country's Chancellor Angela Merkel warned this week that up to 70 per cent of their population could be struck down with the illness.
Meanwhile, all sport in Italy has been cancelled until at least April 3 due to coronavirus, with Juventus defender Daniele Rugani testing POSITIVE for the killer bug.
A host of European matches are being played behind closed doors – including games involving Chelsea and Manchester United.
Nottingham Forest's owner Evangelos Marinakis revealed he is infected with the virus – putting a host of clubs, including Arsenal and Tottenham, at risk.
Euro 2020 could now be postponed by a YEAR, with the tournament set to be hosted across 12 nations – including Rome.
Rugby union, tennis, Formula One, athletics, basketball and cycling are just a few others sports to be affected by the coronavirus.
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