France has suspended professional football as it seeks to contain the spread of coronavirus, the French Football Federation has announced.

It throws the completion of Ligue 1 into jeopardy as the country joins Italy, Spain, the Netherlands and others in cancelling matches.

Paris Saint Germain played their Champions League last-16 game against Borussia Dortmund behind closed doors on Wednesday with the government having already limited public gatherings to no more than a thousand people.

The 2020 Major League Soccer season in the US – which started less than two weeks ago – has also been suspended for 30 days.