Everton-Leicester the latest match called off in Premier League

AP , Sunday 9 Jan 2022

Leicester's Premier League match at Everton on Tuesday has been postponed because of a lack of available players at Leicester, the Premier League said Sunday.

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Leicester City s Wanya Marcal-Madivadua, left, and Watford s Cucho Hernandez battle for the ball during the English FA Cup third round soccer match between Leicester City and Watford at the King Power Stadium, Leicester, England, Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022. AP

A mixture of coronavirus cases, injuries and players on duty at the African Cup of Nations tournament prompted Leicester to make a request to the league that the game be called off.

The league granted the request, saying Leicester does ``not have the required number of players available.''

Nineteen matches have been postponed over the past month, causing a fixture backlog in England's top division.

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