Hamilton Accies have joined a global FIFA 20 knockout tournament to combat the foreseeable future without live matches due to the deadly coronavirus outbreak.

The SPFL and SFA have put an indefinite end to the Premiership season along with the rest of the Scottish leagues, and the English FA has also scrapped games in a bid to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

This has led to creativity from some club media teams, including Leyton Orient of League Two down south - who issued an open challenge to clubs around the country and beyond for a 128-team FIFA tournament.

They posted their initial challenge on Twitter, saying: "Sure, connect four is cool but we’ve got a better idea! We need 63 other teams to enter a knock-out FIFA 20 tournament. To enter, all we need is the club to RT this tweet. We will host a live draw this Tuesday…"

Even labelling the competition 'Quaran-Team', Orient were forced to expand the number of competitors from 63 to 128 due to the demand of clubs desperate to participate.

Fans, players or coaching staff are among those eligible to take part to represent their club.

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Clubs from Australia including Syndey FC and sides from Netherlands including AZ Alkmaar and Utrecht signed up as did Premier League giants Manchester City - and Scotland's Hamilton Accies.

Accies will be represented by defender Aaron McGowan.

With club football cancelled for the next little while at the very least, fans from around the country heaped praise on their clubs for getting involved in a light-hearted idea to keep themselves engaging with fans and ticking over.