Belarusian Premier League keeps playing soccer: 'It's like no one cares' about coronavirus

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Former Arsenal and Barcelona star Alexander Hleb wonders if some of soccer’s greatest stars will come play in his native country for the Belarusian Premier League.

As the rest of the world is on hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, Belarus remains “the only place in Europe you can play football.” 

“In Belarus, it’s like no one cares (about coronavirus). It’s incredible,” Hleb, who retired in 2019, told The Sun and Fox Sports Australia. “All the world now watches the Belarusian league. Everybody should go to their television and see us. 

“When the NHL closed the season, a lot of ice hockey players went to Russia to play. Maybe Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo might come to the Belarus league to continue. You know?”

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