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Israel could be forced to lose the Euro 2020 playoff against Scotland in Glasgow

Israel could be forced to lose Euro 2020 play-off against Scotland in Glasgow if government refuses to lift travel ban

  • Israel will face Scotland in a delayed semifinal on October 8
  • The country is again severely closed due to a second wave of coronavirus
  • One condition prevents teams from playing international matches abroad

Israel could be forced to lose their Euro 2020 play-off against Scotland in Glasgow if their government refuses to revoke a travel ban on sports teams.

The country’s health ministry has responded to a devastating second wave of Covid-19 by introducing a strict shutdown in Israel.

And one of the most controversial conditions is that teams are banned from playing international matches abroad – with no date when restrictions will be lifted.

Israel could be forced to lose their Euro 2020 playoff against Steve Clarke's Scotland

Israel could be forced to lose their Euro 2020 playoff against Steve Clarke’s Scotland

As it stands, Israel should end the Nations League clash with Steve Clarke’s men in Hampden on September 4, followed by the delayed playoff semifinal at the same venue on October 8.

Israeli FA chairman Oren Hasson revealed that he is desperate for a solution after meeting the country’s health minister.

He said, “The State of Israel cannot afford to be absent from the international football arena.

‘We have drawn up an orderly, responsible and feasible plan for the government, with the aim of maintaining the health of players and teams in addition to international activities.

“We will continue to work together to ensure that Israel fulfills our international football commitments.”

Israeli players celebrate after scoring a goal against Scotland in 2018

Israeli players celebrate after scoring a goal against Scotland in 2018

Israeli players celebrate after scoring a goal against Scotland in 2018

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