England-Scotland U19s abandoned mid-match after good test

A friendly between England and Scotland’s U19s was abandoned just before half-time after players learned of a good Covid-19 result from a backroom person in Scotland’s staff during the game.

The match was occurring at England’s base of Saint George’s Park in Burton on Trent on Thursday afternoon, the very first of a planned double-header against Scotland.

Statements from both Scottish and English FA verified the tie was abandoned “as a precaution in line with COVID-19 protocol”.

It is understood info came through during the latter levels of the first half that a person in Scotland’s backroom staff had examined positive.

English FA: “The England men’s under-19s’ match with Scotland at St . George’s Park upon Thursday afternoon was abandoned within the first half as a precaution, consistent with COVID-19 protocol. We are not capable of comment further at this time. ”

Scottish FA: “We can confirm Scotland U19s match against England at St George’s Park this afternoon was homeless in the first half as a safety measure in line with COVID-19 protocol. We are not really in a position to comment further at this time. inch

The overall game was immediately abandoned, with both groups returning to their separate changing areas, where they had prepared for the helpful.

A deep thoroughly clean of all the areas where the Scotland plus England players and staff happen to be is under way at Saint George’s Park.

The particular abandoned game has had no effect on any other age group squad present from St George’s Park because all of England squads are working and residing separately in their own bubbles.

There is no further information at this stage regarding whether any of the players or staff members from either nation will be needed to self-isolate.

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