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Chairman in tears as Covid sees nine Belenenses SAD players suffer Benfica humiliation

Benfica before their Primeira Liga clash was abandoned.After seeing 14 players and three members of staff testing positive for the virus, Belenenses were forced to field a team of nine for the visit of the league leaders, with two of them being goalkeepers.Portuguese football authorities had remarkably given the game the green-light as both sides were able to field the minimum starting line-up of seven players.But that led to a humiliation for Belenenses, who went behind to an own-goal within the first minute.Keeper Joao Monteiro was forced to start the game in defence, with Brazilian star Eduardo Kau the unfortunate scorer of the own goal.Things went from bad to worse for the hosts though, with Haris Seferovic netting two goals for

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Benfica before their Primeira Liga clash was abandoned.After seeing 14 players and three members of staff testing positive for the virus, Belenenses were forced to field a team of nine for the visit of the league leaders, with two of them being goalkeepers.Portuguese football authorities had remarkably given the game the green-light as both sides were able to field the minimum starting line-up of seven players.But that led to a humiliation for Belenenses, who went behind to an own-goal within the first minute.Keeper Joao Monteiro was forced to start the game in defence, with Brazilian star Eduardo Kau the unfortunate scorer of the own goal.Things went from bad to worse for the hosts though, with Haris Seferovic netting two goals for
Omicron, three Indian states - Maharashtra, Karnataka and Gujarat - issued fresh coronavirus guidelines as precautionary measures. Earlier this week, the Centre instructed the state governments to ensure ‘rigorous screening and testing’ of all international travellers landing in India from ‘at risk’ countries.

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