UEFA have confirmed Scotland’s recreation with the Czech Republic will go forward, however with ‘new gamers and employees members’.
A press release from the Czech Republic on Friday recommended Monday’s Nations League conflict was to be cancelled after a COVID-19 outbreak.
West Ham midfielder Tomas Soucek and Patrik Schick had been informed to self-isolate for 2 weeks after coming into contact with a member of the backroom employees who examined constructive for the virus.
Nonetheless, Scotland will journey to Olomouc on Sunday as initially deliberate after the fast reversal.
Chief government Ian Maxwell stated the SFA ‘had been as shocked as UEFA’ after Friday’s assertion, which got here shortly after Scotland’s group opening 1-1 draw with Israel.
“We have now acquired categorical assurance that the match goes forward,” stated Maxwell.
“Moreover, the Czech Republic have confirmed they may have the ability to fulfil their obligations to the match and, extra importantly, to the stringent COVID-19 testing regime that’s sacrosanct to make sure the protection of our gamers and employees.”
“Whereas we empathise with all nationwide associations throughout this era of worldwide uncertainty, none the much less we required and acquired absolute assurance that we are going to be coming into a secure and safe atmosphere having labored diligently in Scotland to take care of security and adherence to UEFA’s essential Covid-19 protocols.”
This was adopted by an announcement from the Czech nationwide group, which learn: “Monday’s Nations League match between the Czech Republic and Scotland will go forward as deliberate after negotiations between the Czech FA and UEFA representatives.
“Czech group will consist from new gamers and employees members.”