Simply days forward of the European Championships kick off on June 11, a number of gamers have examined constructive for the coronavirus.
The match is about to happen in 11 main cities throughout a month’s time in the midst of the pandemic. The 16th version of the Euros have been postponed from 2020 after the virus outbreak in March final 12 months led to a worldwide lockdown.
A congested worldwide calendar could not enable postponement of matches and the European physique had laid out 4 circumstances to assist matches go forward as scheduled.
In mild of current COVID-19 constructive instances, UEFA has introduced protocol for groups hit by virus outbreaks throughout the course of the Championship.
1) In case gamers from a group need to be positioned underneath obligatory quarantine or need to self-isolate, the scheduled match can go forward supplied the facet has no less than 13 gamers accessible, together with no less than one goalkeeper. All 13 gamers ought to have examined destructive for COVID-19 and should be in compliance of UEFA protocol.
2) If the group in query is unable to subject a minimal of 13 gamers together with a goalkeeper, UEFA can reschedule the match to a later date and have energy to reassign the fixture to a venue in a impartial nation. The beforehand determined ‘residence’ group for the fixture will nonetheless deal with organisation and all associated match prices.
3) If the match can’t be rescheduled, the UEFA Management, Ethics and Disciplinary Physique will take a call on the matter. Both the group answerable for the fixture not going ahead can be declared to need to forfeit the sport [0-3 loss] or the match final result can be determined by drawing of tons [i.e. win 1-0, loss 0-1 or draw 0-0].
4) If any member of the appointed referee group for a match assessments constructive for Covid-19, UEFA could appoint alternative match officers who could also be of the identical nationality as one of many taking part groups.
Within the opening match of the match, Group A’s Italy takes on Turkey on the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.