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a1+sport 14.09.

One more World Cup canceled because of coronavirus

The 2020 World Ball Hockey Championship has been canceled because of coronavirus. The statement came from Russian Sports Minister Oleg Matitsitsn.

The tournament was originally scheduled for March 29-April 5 in Irkutsk, but was postponed to October 5-11 due to a coronavirus infection. However, the teams of the USA, Germany and Sweden refused to participate, due to which the championship was finally canceled.

Prior to that, the first games of the CIS countries, which were to take place in September this year in Kazan, were postponed. It was moved to the summer of 2021.