Nyon (Switzerland), August 13
A membership from Kosovo needed to forfeit its Champions League qualifier as a result of gamers examined optimistic for COVID-19, the primary time UEFA needed to make such a ruling in the course of the pandemic.
The UEFA mentioned on Wednesday KF Drita should forfeit its preliminary spherical sport within the 2020-21 competitors and awarded it as a 3-Zero win for Northern Ireland’s champion Linfield.
The groups couldn’t play a scheduled sport Tuesday at an empty stadium subsequent to UEFA’s headquarters after the Drita squad was put into quarantine by native public authorities.
Two gamers had examined optimistic for COVID-19 in Switzerland since final Thursday and uncovered different gamers to an infection.
The UEFA’s up to date Champions League guidelines and protocol for taking part in video games safely maintain groups accountable if they can not fulfil qualifying fixtures.
An pressing ruling was given by the chairman of UEFA’s appeals committee, Pedro Tomás of Spain as a result of the following spherical is pending.
Linfield now advances to play Legia Warsaw in a single-leg sport in Poland subsequent Tuesday.
The Linfield-Drita sport was simply the third sport scheduled within the 2020-21 competitors.
The qualifying rounds are overlapping with the ultimate knockout levels of the 2019-20 version which resumed Wednesday on the quarterfinals. AP