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Real Madrid Femenino vs. Levante UD Postponed; Levante Report Positive COVID-19 Case

It is currently unclear when the replay will be scheduled.

Real Madrid Femenino v FC Barcelona Femenino - Primera Iberdrola Femenina Photo by Angel Martinez/Getty Images

Real Madrid Femenino will not play their scheduled Sunday game vs. Levante due to the latter reporting a positive COVID-19 case:

Per the RFEF’s official website:

The Competition Judge has decided to suspend matchday 4 in Primera Iberdrola that was going to be played this Sunday after Levante UD communicated a positive case for COVID-19.

Here is the full note by the competition judge on the matter.

It’s good that Levante did their due diligence and tested their players, but it’s worth noting that such a thing is not a requirement in Primera Iberdrola. As outlined in this podcast, Primera Iberdrola is governed by a non-professional regulation (given that the league lacks a professional license from the government) that does not require PCR testing, which detects the virus’ genetic material. It simply “recommends” that such testing occur 72 hours before a game, meaning that it isn’t unlikely that we enter a scenario where infected footballers are interacting with teammates and opposing players on the field.

At the moment, it is unclear when this match will be contested. Levante hopes that it can be done soon and are reportedly taking the necessary measures to ensure a replay can occur:

The person in question is already isolated at home under the supervision of the club’s medical services. This Saturday, all members of the team will be subjected again to the relevant tests to rule out new positives.

As for the match, a date will be set for the dispute as soon as possible and as soon as all of the circumstances that will permit a replay are approved.