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UEFA cancels Norway vs Romania as corona hits the Norway squad.

By Ishank Katyal

UEFA announced that Norway will not play the UEFA Nations League game against Romania as one of their squad has hit COVID- 19, due to ehich the Norway FA prepared to leave Oslo on Saturday after its clash with the nation’s health authorities.

If Norway don’t play this match scheduled on Sunday in Bucharest, they will lose the game by 3-0 loss forfeit. Also there are no confirmed dates in the international calendar to make up the game.

“The Norwegian Football Federation believes that we can travel within the regulations. The Norwegian government says no to this. We disagree with that, but of course we cannot defy the government,” NFF president Terje Svendsen said in a statement.

“We are very disappointed that the authorities are forcing us to stay home. All the other 54 UEFA nations are playing international matches this week except Norway. This is very detrimental to the national team’s ambitions in the short and long term,” he added.

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