Even though there are very intense one one one confrontations, they are spaced out a bit in time (time between events). Wouldn't the only time of concern when the ball is at midfield, in the box or corners (when 6+ people are in close together)? Those do not happen every 30 seconds.This is an interesting point. I understand the reason that soccer is looked at a contact sport vs. a non-contact sport for the sport itself. But sometimes I think in regards to this pandemic, football is it's own animal when considering the sports. I only say that due to the number of players on teams, fans in the stands, etc. compared to other sports. If you're worried about large gatherings in particular, your average football game would have a much greater concern than your average soccer match. In reality though, soccer is being looked at in the same light as football.