Amid coronavirus lockdown, 60,000 Spanish football fans turn up to watch virtual Seville derby on Twitch

March 17, 2020
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Two Spanish football teams used FIFA 20 to replace their cancelled real-life derby – with a footballer from each side playing a match streamed on Twitch to tens of thousands of fans.

Real-world football is cancelled amid the coronavirus outbreak, and, as we’ve reported, football teams have taken to video games to simulate postponed fixtures – and give their fans something to cheer about.

But La Liga sides Real Betis and Sevilla took this to the next level Sunday night when a footballer from each side played a match in FIFA 20 at exactly the same time their real-life derby was due to take place.

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