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Scotland game in Czech Republic on, says Uefa

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Czech Republic won 3-1 in Slovakia on Friday after delaying their trip to BratislavaUefa says Scotland’s Nations League match in the Czech Republic on Monday will go ahead as planned.The Czech FA had announced that it was off after a Covid-19 outbreak among the home squad.Scotland are due to travel to Olomouc on Sunday, having…

Czech Republic won 3-1 in Slovakia on Friday
Czech Republic won 3-1 in Slovakia on Friday after delaying their trip to Bratislava

Uefa says Scotland’s Nations League match in the Czech Republic on Monday will go ahead as planned.

The Czech FA had announced that it was off after a Covid-19 outbreak among the home squad.

Scotland are due to travel to Olomouc on Sunday, having opened the new campaign with a 1-1 draw at home to Israel on Friday.

Steve Clarke’s squad will train in Edinburgh on Saturday afternoon as scheduled.

The Czechs’ plans for their match win in Slovakia, a 3-1 win, were affected after West Ham midfielder Tomas Soucek and RB Leipzig striker Patrik Schick were told to self-isolate following contact with a backroom staff member who tested positive for the virus.

The Czech FA delayed the departure for Bratislava by 24 hours while the entire squad was retested and players made the 200-mile journey by road after splitting up into small groups.

After the game, the Czech FA announced the team would not be facing the Scots “due to representatives’ decision and the current situation with the Covid-19”. The statement added: “The national team ends current preparations with the immediate effect straight after the win against Slovakia.”

Uefa last week outlined principles for scenarios where Covid-19 impacted fixtures, stating that a game would go ahead as long as a team had at least 13 players available, including a goalkeeper.

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