Czech Republic-Scotland tie to go ahead despite COVID-19 concerns - UEFA

Czech Republic-Scotland tie to go ahead despite COVID-19 concerns - UEFA

REUTERS: Scotland's UEFA Nations League match against the Czech Republic on Monday will go ahead as planned, UEFA confirmed on Saturday, a day after the Czech FA called off the game citing COVID-19 concerns.

Shortly after their 3-1 victory against Slovakia on Friday, the Czech FA said in a statement that the team would end their preparations for Monday's match against Scotland due to the "current situation with COVID-19" and that the match would not take place.

Slavia Prague's chairman said shortly before the game that he would ask to withdraw his club's players from the Czech squad after another member of the national team staff tested positive for the new coronavirus.

"We can confirm that the match (on Monday against Scotland) is going ahead as scheduled," a UEFA spokesperson told Reuters.

The Scottish FA had said at the time that it was aware of reports the Czech FA had called the game off, adding it had not received official notification and would ask UEFA for clarification.

Scotland began their Nations League campaign with a 1-1 draw against Israel on Friday and will travel to Olomouc on Sunday.

(Reporting by Arvind Sriram in Bengaluru; Editing by Hugh Lawson)

Source: Reuters

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