Scandal in the Czech Republic: The national team is disbanded and…

first_imgA serious scandal shook the Czech national team, just a day after the 3-1 victory over Slovakia in the League of Nations.Two of the team’s stars – Patrick Schick and Tomasz Sucek, surprisingly missed the match, and after the end it became clear that they isolated themselves because of the positive coronavirus test of a person from headquarters with whom they had close contact.This seriously worried the clubs that have their players in the Czech national team, and the local champion Slavia (Prague) even openly announced that it would call all its nationals.Under normal circumstances, this would be impossible, but in the current situation, UEFA allows clubs to suspend or return their players from national teams earlier if there is a risk of infection.However, the amended UEFA rules allow the Czechs to play in a match with 13 players, but they will not start their match against Scotland in Olomouc. Although there are 13 healthy players in the squad, the medical staff was strongly against holding the match for fear of serious spread of the infection.Most players are of a similar opinion, and the threat of Slavia (Prague) to recall its players has caused the federation to dissolve the selection. Thus, the Czech Republic has no intention of playing the match, and the federation has even sent an official message informing the Scots that there is no reason to travel to Olomouc.At this stage, a UEFA position is awaited, as the headquarters has not yet officially announced that there will be no match. Due to the busy schedule, it is unlikely that this match will be moved to another date. It is likely that a 3-0 official victory will be awarded to Scotland, and at this stage it seems that the Czech Republic has no particular problem with such a decision, as long as it is not garnished with fines and points.last_img read more