23 Aug Europa League match referred to as off once more after Kosovan membership’s no-show
A Europa League qualifier between FC Prishtina and Lincoln Purple Imps of Gibraltar, postponed as soon as after eight Prishtina gamers examined optimistic for the coronavirus, was referred to as off once more on Saturday when the Kosovan aspect did not take to the pitch.
Lincoln tweeted an image of their gamers and match officers ready on the pitch in Gibraltar earlier than issuing an announcement saying the preliminary-round qualifier had been cancelled.
— Lincoln Purple Imps FC (@LincolnRedImps) August 22, 2020
“We will affirm that UEFA cancelled at the moment’s scheduled UEFA Europa League conflict between ourselves and FC Prishtina,” Lincoln stated within the assertion.
“The matter has now been referred to the UEFA Management, Ethics and Disciplinary Physique for them to make a closing resolution on how the state of affairs is resolved.
“The membership waits patiently on their resolution.”
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The sport was initially scheduled for final Tuesday however was postponed after eight Prishtina gamers examined optimistic for COVID-19 upon arrival in Gibraltar.
The match was as a result of go down as an automated 3-Zero win for Lincoln however Prishtina registered new gamers on mortgage from rival golf equipment below new UEFA guidelines for the rescheduled recreation.
Kosovan champions KF Drita needed to forfeit their Champions League preliminary-round tie towards Northern Irish membership Linfield this month after two gamers examined optimistic for the virus.