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The Latest: Young Boys Surprised By Fan Limit At Match

A fan wearing face mask to protect against coronavirus waits for the start of the UEFA Nations League soccer match between Portugal and Sweden at the Jose Alvalade stadium in Lisbon, Portugal, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)

A fan wearing face mask to protect against coronavirus waits for the start of the UEFA Nations League soccer match between Portugal and Sweden at the Jose Alvalade stadium in Lisbon, Portugal, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:

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Wasps rugby club could be forced to withdraw from the English Premiership final on Saturday at Twickenham after three more players and a staff member tested positive for the coronavirus.

Four players and three staff tested positive last week, and Wasps hasn’t trained since last Wednesday for its first appearance in the final since 2017.

A decision on whether Wasps can play Exeter in the final will be made on Wednesday after more tests on Tuesday.

Bristol, which finished third in the Premiership and lost to Wasps in the semifinals, is on standby to replace Wasps.

Bristol could make its first appearance in the final, which could pit together the winners of Europes two biggest club trophies. Bristol beat Toulon last Friday for the second-tier Challenge Cup, while Exeter beat Racing 92 for the main Champions Cup on Sunday.

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Swiss champion Young Boys says it was surprised by the decision of local authorities to limit stadium capacity to 1,000 ahead of this weeks Europa League game against Roma.

The club had already begun selling 8,200 tickets last week to season ticket holders for Thursdays game at the 32,000-capacity Stade de Suisse in Bern.

UEFA allows stadiums to be filled at 30% capacity for Champions League and Europa League games if local authorities allow amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Local authorities in Bern reacted to the rising number of COVID-19 cases by re-imposing the limit of 1,000 people at major events.

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