UEFA statement on UEFA Champions League first qualifying round match KÍ Klaksvík v ŠK Slovan Bratislava

UEFA has issued a statement regarding a UCL qualifying match scheduled for 21 August.

Following the entire team of ŠK Slovan Bratislava (SVK) having been tested negative prior to their arrival in the Faroe Islands in accordance with the UEFA Return to Play Protocol, the team underwent an additional COVID-19 testing upon arrival in the Faroe Islands, as required by the local legislation ahead of their UEFA Champions League first qualifying round match against KÍ Klaksvík (FRO) scheduled for 19 August 2020.

Following a member of the delegation of ŠK Slovan Bratislava having returned a positive test for COVID-19, the local authorities decided to quarantine the entire ŠK Slovan Bratislava team.

Upon request of ŠK Slovan Bratislava, the match was postponed to 21 August 2020 in accordance with Annex I.3.1 of the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League Regulations (“Annex I”), as approved by the UEFA Executive Committee on 3 August 2020, in order for the club to provide a list of additional players tested negative and eligible to play the match in accordance with Annex I.2.1.

After the new tests, a player from this second group returned two positive COVID-19 test results in consecutive days, and, consequently, a decision was taken by the relevant authorities of the Faroe Islands to put the entire second group of ŠK Slovan Bratislava of players and officials into quarantine.

Therefore, the rescheduled match could not be played and the matter will now be submitted to the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body, for a decision to be taken in accordance with Annex I.