UEFA Nations League: Scotland’s Conflict With Czech Republic To Go Ahead As Deliberate Despite COVID-19 Concerns


Scotland played a 1-1 draw against Israel in their opening UEFA Nations League group match.© Instagram

Scotland’s Nations League conflict with the Czech Republic on Monday will go ahead as deliberate, UEFA said on Saturday despite the Czechs appearing to call the game off because of concerns over the spread of coronavirus in their squad. After beating Slovakia 3-1 on Friday, the Czech football organization said the squad would be released back to their clubs. The Czechs plans had been affected after West Ham midfielder Tomas Soucek and AS Roma forward Patrik Schick were told to self-isolate after coming into contact with a backroom staff member who tested positive for the virus.

The Czech FA delayed their departure for Slovakia by 24 hours while all of the squad used to be re-tested and the players made the 200-mile journey by Road after splitting up into small groups.

Then again, a UEFA spokesperson told AFP: “The match is going ahead as scheduled.”

Scotland are because of go back and forth to Olomouc on Sunday.S


In Friday’s commentary, the Czech organization said “There is great concern that the virus could spread further.”

According to UEFA’s new regulations for international fixtures that have been announced final week, matches will go ahead so long as a team has 13 to be had players after Covid-19 testing.

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