With football cancelled, teams are taking to video games to play postponed fixtures

March 16, 2020
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The coronavirus outbreak has put a halt to real-world football across the globe – and in the UK teams are taking to video games to give their fans something to cheer on instead.

After the FA, Premier League, and EFL collectively agreed to postpone games until 3rd April, teams across the land got creative with their social media accounts – and some began showing live football of the virtual kind.

Premier League team Watford simulated their match against Leicester City in Football Manager 20 – no surprise, really, given Watford are sponsored by Sports Interactive’s hugely popular game. The video of the match below has been viewed over 700,000 times on Twitter, which isn’t bad at all.

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