Wales’ friendly against United States is called off

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Wales’ international friendly against the United States scheduled for Monday, March 30 at the Cardiff City Stadium is off due to coronavirus.

The United States have cancelled all their matches scheduled in March and April and explained the reasons in a detailed statement online.

“We are disappointed to see any postponement or cancellation,” FAW chief executive Jonathan Ford said.

Full refunds will be issued to fans.

“We understand that the health and safety of all fans, players and stakeholders are paramount,” Ford added.

The FAW say their friendly with Austria is also in doubt.

“At the present time, the match between Wales vs Austria at the Liberty Stadium on March 27, 2020 is still taking place, but we are monitoring the situation closely with UEFA, the Welsh and UK Governments and related agencies,” the FAW confirmed.

Gareth Bale controls the ball during the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifier between Wales and Hungary so at Cardiff City Stadium on November 19, 2019
Gareth Bale controls the ball during the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifier between Wales and Hungary so at Cardiff City Stadium on November 19, 2019 (Image: Getty Images)

The United States were also due to play Holland in Eindhoven four days earlier.

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“With the health of our players, coaches, staff and fans as our main priority, US Soccer has decided it was in the best interest to cancel the majority of our upcoming domestic and international camps at all levels, including our senior men’s and women’s national team games in March and April, due to the outbreak of COVID-19,” said US Soccer chief medical officer George Chiampas.

“We have been in communication with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as state and local departments of public health, and after those conversations and continuously monitoring the situation, we strongly believe this is the best decision considering the ongoing worldwide health situation.”

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