UEFA have announced the green carpet victory for Romania over Norway, after the cancellation of the League of Nations game scheduled for Sunday between the two teams due to restrictions imposed by the Norwegian authorities.
The Scandinavian selection, banned from traveling to Bucharest, is considered “responsible for the non-holding of the meeting” and so “declared forfeit“, which is equivalent to a defeat on the green carpet 3-0, explains the body of European football in a press release.
Norwegian right-back Omar Elabdellaoui tested positive for Covid-19 last Friday and the Minister of Health called on the federation to respect the quarantine rules, which recommend isolation in case of contact with a patient.
Last Wednesday, the friendly match between Norway and Israel had already been canceled due to the discovery of a case of Covid-19 in the Israeli workforce. And Tuesday evening, it is the Switzerland-Ukraine meeting which was postponed due to the placement in quarantine of the entire Ukrainian selection, while waiting for UEFA to rule on a possible postponement or its cancellation.
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