UEFA Appeals Body renders decision on UCL first qualifying round match KÍ Klaksvík v ŠK Slovan Bratislava
The UEFA Champions League first qualifying round match between KÍ Klaksvík and ŠK Slovan Bratislava was scheduled for 21 August 2020 in the Faroe Islands
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In view of the entire team of ŠK Slovan Bratislava (SVK) being put into quarantine following a decision of the Faroe Islands authorities after a player from the Slovak team had returned two positive COVID-19 test results in consecutive days, the UEFA Champions League first qualifying round match between KÍ Klaksvík (FAR) and ŠK Slovan Bratislava (SVK) – scheduled to be played on 21 August 2020 in the Faroe Islands – could not be played.
The matter was submitted to the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body, for a decision to be taken in accordance with Annex I of the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League regulations. Based on the Article 30 (4) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations and given the urgent circumstances of the matter, the chairman of the Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body referred the case to the Appeals Body.
The Chairman of the UEFA Appeals Body took today the following decision:
- To declare the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League first qualifying round match between KÍ Klaksvík and ŠK Slovan Bratislava, that was initially scheduled to be played on 19 August 2020, as forfeited by ŠK Slovan Bratislava, who is therefore deemed to have lost the match 3-0 in accordance with Annex I.2.1 to the Regulations of the UEFA Champions League (2020/21 season).