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Premier League decides against postponing full round of matches amid COVID outbreaks – reports

Premier League matches will go ahead after a decision at a shareholder meeting over COVID outbreaks at several clubs, it has been reported.

The decision comes after six Premier League games were postponed over the weekend due to coronavirus outbreaks.

Brentford’s manager Thomas Frank had called for all Premier League fixtures over the weekend to be called off as he said infections were “going through the roof”, with 13 cases at his west London club.

However, the league resisted calls to suspend all matches, saying it wanted to continue the schedule “where safely possible”.

The shareholder meeting was to discuss postponing a full round of fixtures – but the idea was put on ice, according to Sky Sports News.

Tottenham have been one of the hardest-hit clubs, with Sunday’s fixture at home to Liverpool their first game in a fortnight.

The latest vaccine data for November found one in four English Football League (EFL) players do not intend to get the jab.

The data showed 75% of players across the EFL are either fully vaccinated, have had a single jab, or intend to be vaccinated.

Some 59% of EFL players are double vaccinated, while 16% are set to have the jab.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has urged footballers to get jabbed and suggested the club will not consider signing unvaccinated players.

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