Aston Villa announced that they closed Bodymoor Heath training ground after the results of COVID-19 tests, conducted on Monday, showed a large number of core team players and club staff were infected with the coronavirus.
A second round of testing was carried by the club and more positives were found.
Villa is scheduled to play against Liverpool in the FA Cup today. The team’s pre-match training session has been canceled.
The club is in talks with representatives of the Football Association of England and the Premier League about the situation.