Czechs Move Euro Base Camp Home Over Strict Scotland Rules
Muhammad Rameez 2 months ago Sat 29th May 2021 | 07:59 PM
The Czech national football team said Saturday it would set up its Euro 2020 base camp in Prague, not in Edinburgh as planned, because of strict coronavirus rules in Scotland
Prague, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 29th May, 2021 ) :The Czech national football team said Saturday it would set up its Euro 2020 base camp in Prague, not in Edinburgh as planned, because of strict coronavirus rules in Scotland.
The Czech FA said that in case of a positive Covid-19 test in the team, Scottish authorities want the entire team to go into quarantine.
"The UEFA Return to Play Protocol... says the positive player or staff member will be quarantined and the rest of the team can go ahead," the FA said in a statement.
"However, the Scottish government institutions have not granted an exception and insist on their rules," it added.
"It was not possible to move the Euro camp anywhere else at the last moment," said FA head Martin Malik.
He added that UEFA would cover the costs of the change.
This is not the first glitch in relations between the Czech Republic and Scotland on and off the pitch this year.
Rangers striker Kemar Roofe was in turn handed a four-match ban for a high challenge that left Slavia keeper Ondrej Kolar with a fractured skull.