UEFA awards Ukrainian national team technical defeat in match with Switzerland

UEFA awards Ukrainian national team technical defeat in match with Switzerland
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  • calendar-gray 25 November 2020

On Nov. 25, the UEFA’s appeal committee considered the case of the cancellation of the Switzerland-Ukraine League of Nations match, which was to be held on Nov. 17, and awarded the Ukrainian national team a technical defeat, APA reports.

According to the press service of the Ukrainian Football Association (UAF), following the consideration of the case, the UEFA’s appeal committee decided to admit that the Switzerland-Ukraine match did not take place through the fault of the Ukrainian national football team. Thus, the Ukrainian national team was credited with a 0:3 technical defeat.

In turn, the UAF says it is going to appeal this decision.

“After receiving the operative part of the decision of the UEFA’s appeal committee, the UAF declares its categorical disagreement with it and its intention to appeal this decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne immediately after receiving the full text of the decision with a reasoning part,” Vice-President of the UAF, General Secretary of the association Yuriy Zapisotsky said.

As reported, due to the decision of the health department of the canton of Lucerne to quarantine the entire delegation of the national team of Ukraine, the UEFA Nations League Switzerland-Ukraine match was canceled.

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