The international match between the Czech Republic and Scotland does not go as planned on Monday. The reason is two corona cases in the Czech team. However, players are not among them.
Due to two corona cases in the support team, the Czech national football team has provisionally canceled its further participation in the Nations League. Michal Jurman, spokesman for the Czech Football Association, told CTK news agency on Saturday in Bratislava that the team could not play for the home game against Scotland scheduled for Monday.
The joint preparation would be canceled immediately and the players would be sent home separately from Slovakia. It wasn’t until Friday-evening that the Czech team won 3-1 against Slovakia in Bratislava. The Czech federation will do everything it can to ensure that Uefa does not take on Scotland as a defeat punishable, Jurman said. In addition to a time shift, a replacement team can also be considered. The match has not yet been canceled on the schedule of the European Football Association.
All players had been tested for Covid-19 with negative results, the spokesman said. Still, there are fears that the virus will spread if the team stays together. The second positive Corona case with a supervisor only came about after testing in Bratislava for the game against Slovakia. The Slovak hosts allowed the team to compete because all of the players’ tests were negative.