Northern Eire’s relegation within the Nations League has been confirmed with Romania awarded a 3-Zero victory over Norway by UEFA.
European soccer’s governing physique introduced the choice regarding final Sunday’s cancelled match a bit over three hours earlier than Norn Iron host Romania at Windsor Park of their remaining Group B1 sport.
Ian Baraclough’s facet are left six factors adrift on the foot of the desk following UEFA’s choice and might be relegated to League C as soon as the Nations League marketing campaign ends.
Norway had been unable to journey for his or her match in Bucharest after being denied authorities permission as a result of a constructive take a look at for coronavirus inside their camp.
In a press release, UEFA stated the chair of its Appeals Physique had issued the next choice.
“To declare the 2020/21 UEFA Nations League match between Romania and Norway, that was scheduled to be performed on 15 November 2020, as forfeited by the Norwegian Soccer Affiliation (who’s due to this fact deemed to have misplaced the match 3-0) for being answerable for the match not happening (as offered for in Round Letter No. 66/2020 establishing the particular guidelines relevant to the league section of the 2020/21 UEFA Nations League).”
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Northern Eire have taken just one level from their 5 video games within the group thus far – a 1-1 draw with Romania in Bucharest in September.
Final Sunday, they conceded twice within the final 10 minutes to lose 2-1 to Austria in Vienna.