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Bulgaria postpones league season start amid increase of COVID-19 cases

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The Bulgarian Football Union (BFU) postponed the start of next season's domestic top flight by two weeks after the Balkan country saw the biggest increase of COVID-19 cases in a week.

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football – Bulgarian Soccer League – Levski Sofia v Ludogorets – Georgi Asparuhov Stadium, Sofia, Bulgaria – June 5, 2020 Levski Sofia fans are seen in the stands before the match, as play resumes following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

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SOFIA: The Bulgarian Football Union (BFU) postponed the start of next season's domestic top flight by two weeks after the Balkan country saw the biggest increase of COVID-19 cases in a week.

The BFU's Medical Commission submitted a proposal on Friday to the BFU's management to postpone the championship's kick-off "in view of the complicated epidemiological situation."

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"The BFU accepted the proposal in order to preserve the health of players, staffs and officials in a force majeure situation," the BFU said in a statement on Saturday.

The current league season is still under way, but on Thursday, the government ordered all games to be played behind closed doors.

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