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Soccer News of Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Source: MyNigeria

Messi, Ronaldo urged to play in Belarus league

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Former Arsenal player, Alexander Hleb has urged Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to play in the Belarus League due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Hleb stated that they should toe the footstep of ice hockey stars who moved to Russia due to the suspension of the NHL.

Despite the suspension of major football leagues in Europe due to coronavirus, Belarus still has its league functioning.

“All the world now watches the Belarusian league,” Hleb said as quoted by The Sun.

“Everybody should watch us on their television.

“When the NHL ended the season, most of the ice hockey players went to Russia to play.

“Maybe Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo should come to the Belarus league to continue.

“It is the only place in Europe you can play football. At least then, the people of Belarus will be happy.”

He added: “In Belarus, it is like no one cares. It is incredible. Maybe in one week or two weeks, we will stop playing.

“Maybe our president is just waiting to see what happens with the coronavirus.

“Everybody in Belarus knows what is happening in Italy and Spain. It doesn’t look right.

“But in my country, Belarus, people in the presidential administration believe it’s not as extreme as the news says.”