first_img“For me there should be no serious contagion problems in traditional football. Yes, in rugby or American football, where contact is much more common. In soccer there is only short-term body contact, so it is quite safe to play it “, Randrup Thomsen continues. “You have to try not to get hysterical about this issue.”The Divisionsforeningen, which decides on the professional categories of Danish football, is ready to take the study into consideration when resuming the Super League. “It seems very interesting, we will include it in our evaluation,” says the organisation’s director, Claus Thomsen. The Danish League has been stopped since March 11 and is considering returning at the end of May. Many Spanish footballers, and the AFE itself, remain reluctant to return to the competition as long as there is no full guarantee that coronavirus infections will not occur. Science begins to clear doubts, even if theoretically: a study from the Danish university of Aarhus states that the risk of infection during the 90 minutes of the game are “minimal, few”, based on the movements of professional footballers during 14 matches of the Nordic Super League.The study, collected by the scientific media Videnskab.dk, states that footballers pass on average a minute and a half close to another player, at least close enough to get infected if either of them has Covid-19. “The Danish National Board of Health considers it to be considered a relevant contact to be within two meters of an infected person for 15 minutes. So there is no doubt that the time that will pass on a playing field is not critical, least of all in an activity that takes place outdoors “, says Professor Allan Randrup Thomsen of the Department of Immunobiology and Microbiology at the University of Copenhagen.last_img