"dear fans! The Belarusian soccer affiliation hereby invites you to the stadium to guide the teams and watch the 2020 tremendous Cup with your own eyes. Admission to the sport is unfastened!" 

This changed into the message designed to trap humans to come out and guide the girls's tremendous Cup inside the capital, Minsk. The league champions, ZFK Minsk, are to take at the runners up, Zorka BDK.


'maybe Messi and Ronaldo will come'

"In Belarus, it's like no one cares," former Bundesliga participant Aleksandr Hleb told the English newspaper The solar earlier this week.

"all people right here knows what's took place to Italy and Spain. It doesn't appearance correct. However in our united states of america, people within the presidential administration believe it's now not as excessive because the information says.

 The 38-12 months-old introduced that he become putting up his boots two weeks ago. Having played for both Stuttgart and Wolfsburg, he later moved directly to play for Arsenal of the highest quality League and Barcelona of l. A. Liga. His maximum recent club was FK Isloch Minsk Raion, who play in Belarus' top flight.  

"maybe Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo will come to the Belarusian league to hold gambling right here," Hleb joked in his interview with The sun. 

UEFA palms 'tied' 

Belarus is the simplest one of the 55 UEFA member nations that continues to play football notwithstanding the corona disaster. European football's governing body advised DW that it had no strength to force any of its members to droop play.

"every countrywide association is self sustaining and takes decisions concerning their domestic competitions based on the pointers and selections taken via the respective national authorities," UEFA stated in a declaration.

President Lukashenko speaks of "psychosis" 

 according to Johns Hopkins university, which information all corona infections registered with the aid of the authorities worldwide, simply beneath 100 humans have gotten smaller the virus in Belarus as of Friday afternoon, CET. 

President Alexander Lukashenko, who has dominated the former Soviet Republic in an authoritarian way since 1994, described the coronavirus pandemic as a "psychosis, and i can no longer be dissuaded from it [his view]."

The president of the football federation, Vladimir Basanov has termed the pandemic as "no vital situation". A DW question approximately at what factor the Belarusian league might end play went unanswered.

In Belarus's other favorite recreation, ice hockey, the playoffs are nearing their give up, with Shakhter Soligorsk having gained their semifinal towards Neman Grodno four games to 3, with their 1-0 victory in sport 7 in front of a complete residence on Tuesday. The finals, between Soligorsk and Yunost Minsk open with recreation 1 this Friday.