Czech Football Association catches bone at UEFA after request to cancel duel

The Czech Football Association has submitted a request to cancel Monday’s Nations League game against Scotland. That was after the president of Slavia Prague asked for seven of his players to withdraw from the team after several corona infections within the selection. However, the Czechs have caught bone at UEFA.

Friday, the Czech team did get into action, then Slovakia was defeated 3-1, but players Tomas Soucek and Patrik Schick missed the game. The two were in quarantine after they came into contact with an employee of the national team who turned out to be infected with the coronavirus.

After the game, the departure from Slovakia was postponed by 24 hours and the whole team was tested again.

The European Football Association has informed the Czechs that the game will continue. UEFA regulations regarding covid-19 stipulate that a match can continue as long as a team has at least thirteen players available. A spokesperson of the Czech team then confirmed that ‘another team will be in action on Monday’.

Scotland travels tomorrow

Scotland will leave for Olomouc on Sunday and is in direct contact with both sides, according to a spokesperson of the league. “The Czech union is now in contact with its own clubs to decide who will be in action on Monday.”