Coronavirus has continued to interrupt all of our day-to-day activities and has also halted some of our favourite pass-times. With all Premier League and EFL football being suspended until at least April 3, it has just been announced that Euro 2020 will also be rescheduled until next year.
However, as a way to keep us engaged in the loved world of football, League Two side, Leyton Orient have created a brand new tournament.
The #UltimateQuaranTeam is a new FIFA 20 knock-out competition, seeing professional football clubs enter to play against each other. West Ham United, Newcastle United, Bristol City and many more will enter a selected fan or professional football player to represent their club in a battle to bring a virtual football league with the same competitive nature.
Leyton Orient created the tournament after social media users took to Twitter to express their devastation surrounding the football being rescheduled.
Football being cancelled has heavy ruined this weekend— Michael Robertson (@Michael_R97) March 14, 2020
With all football being cancelled this weekend, I decided to talk to my girlfriend today.— Tim Bolton (@timbolton1) March 13, 2020
She seems nice.
The original plans for the #UltimateQuaranTeam were to involve 64 teams, butthe enthuiasm from a number of teams across Europe has led for the tournament to now involve 128 teams.
Leyton Orient took to Twitter to announce the competition, saying: "Introducing your G̶l̶a̶s̶t̶o̶n̶b̶u̶r̶y̶ ̶2̶0̶2̶0̶ Ultimate QuaranTeam line-up so far. If your club is missing and tried getting involved let us know! Only ten places remain!"
🤩 Introducing your G̶l̶a̶s̶t̶o̶n̶b̶u̶r̶y̶ ̶2̶0̶2̶0̶ Ultimate QuaranTeam line-up so far.— Leyton Orient (@leytonorientfc) March 16, 2020
If your club is missing and tried getting involved let us know!
Only ten places remain!#UltimateQuaranTeam #LOFC pic.twitter.com/5u4d4yKYx3
The club has also set up a Crowdfunding page to raise money to "help EFL clubs in dire financial circumstances as a result of fixture postponement, as well as for MIND Charity and Covid-19 cure research." For more information and to donate, head here.