Norwegian football team banned from attending UEFA Nations League match
The Norwegian national football team, in which midfielder Omar Elabdellaoui previously tested positive for coronavirus, did not fly to the group stage match of the UEFA Nations League against Romania the official website of the Norwegian Football Federation (NFF).
The entire Norwegian national team went into mandatory quarantine, which threatened the matches with Romania and Austria’s teams in the League of Nations.
The leadership of the NFF sent a letter to the Ministry of Health of Norway, where they believe that the national team can go to other states. Still, the government of the country has forbidden the national team to travel outside Norway.
Landslaget reiser ikke til Romania. https://t.co/cCydYtdsFl
— NorgesFotballforbund (@nff_info) November 14, 2020
“We are disappointed that the authorities are forcing us to stay at home,” said Norwegian footballers Stefan Johansen, Martin Odegaard and Joshua King. Short and long term. Now we have to go home on a regular flight. The Norwegian authorities approve of this, but at the same time, they refuse us to travel to Romania, where we were supposed to fly a charter flight separately from everyone. ”
The match Romania – Norway was supposed to take place on Sunday, on November 18, the Norwegian national team has an away match against the Austrian team.