Soccer: J-League to seek compensation over state of emergency

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The J-League will seek compensation from the Japanese government for losses resulting from the ongoing coronavirus state of emergency, during which several stadiums will be closed to fans, chairman Mitsuru Murai said Tuesday. In a press conference following a meeting of the league's board, Murai said the J-League would "work with the government" to limit the financial impact of the emergency measures. "We will request compensation after calculating the losses from refunding tickets and holding games without spectators," Murai said. The league will hold 11 games behind closed doors in Tokyo and...

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