English Premier League team West Ham United have eight players in self-isolation showing mild symptoms of coronavirus.
The Hammers are due to play a three-team tournament in Queensland in July - along with Brisbane Roar and fellow EPL outfit Crystal Palace - but that could now be at risk as the Premier League considers extending its season deep into the northern hemisphere summer.
Hammers vice-chairman Karren Brady revealed the news in her column in UK newspaper The Sun as the pandemic continues to cause major disruption to the sporting calendar across the world.
"I am relieved to say they are all showing mild symptoms and, along with their families, seem to be well," Brady said.
"But it is no more than a handshake, sneeze or cough away from any of us, so no one should be complacent."
The West Ham squad all have fitness programmes to do at home, with the current plan that they will resume training on April 13.
The Premier League, English Football League and Professional Footballers' Association will hold further talks next week, with the projected restart of the season currently being April 30.
"When we - all Prem clubs - last spoke, we agreed to get going again as soon as possible," Brady said.
"And that games will run into July, if required, to get this campaign finished. This is the plan. This is what we want to deliver."
Australian Associated Press