NRL match between the Wests Tigers and Newcastle Knights in 2019. (Image: AAP/Brendon Thorne)

If you want to have a bet on football right now your choice is meagre. There are only three competitions, among them the 16-team Belarus Premier League (the others are Tajikistan and Nicaragua).

Belarus continues because the country's strongarm president Alexander Lukashenko does not believe that COVID-19 exists. Lukashenko has called the pandemic a "psychosis", and as the numbers of infections (more than 6000) and deaths (over 50) have escalated so too have the president's attacks on those he deems weak and/or stupid enough to get sick.

Meanwhile the country's premier league carries on.