In the Russian football is not planning to abandon pre-match handshakes

the leadership of the Russian Premier League (RPL) has no plans to give up the ceremony of shaking hands before the start of the games next rounds because of the threat of the spread of coronavirus.

this week the organizers of the championship of England on football has decided as a precaution for the spread of coronavirus from 29-th round to ban players and other official participants of the matches to shake hands. Earlier on the same step went to the Championships of France, Scotland and other leagues.

the question of whether the Premier League is the possibility of refusing the pre-match handshakes meeting participants, the press service of the RPL answered negatively.

“There is an established procedure for meetings of the teams. The Premier League may make changes to the technical regulations if deemed necessary”, – explained TASS the press service of the League.p class=”maintext”>Procedure team meeting prescribed in article of the technical regulations. It is stated that “after greeting the audience away team starts the handshake with the referees of the match and the team owners. After that, the home team starts the handshake with the referees of the match”.

Matches of the 21st round RPL will be played from 7 to 9 March.