STORO (VG) A player on Norway’s A national team has tested positive for the coronavirus. This is announced by the Norwegian Football Association in a press release.
A player on A-men has tested positive for covid-19. He is now quarantined at the player hotel. Today’s training has been canceled. The rest of the squad follows the infection control measures in the UEFA protocol and complies with the instructions from local health authorities.
NFF is in dialogue with UEFA and local infection control authorities, and is awaiting information on what will happen next.
It is not informed which player has tested positive.
– The player himself wants to notify his loved ones before they read about the case in the media, and we will therefore come back with more information throughout the day, says the national team’s press manager Svein Graff to VG.
VG has been in contact with the director of communication and public relations in NFF, Gro Tvedt Anderssen, who refers to the press release.
Norway is scheduled to play Nations League matches away against Romania (Sunday) and Austria (Wednesday). Norway trained at Ullevaal Stadium on Thursday. Israel trained at Ullevaal Stadium on Wednesday at 18.00.
VG was earlier on Friday in dialogue with competition director Nils Fisketjønn. Then he did not want to answer questions about a possible case of infection in the Norwegian national team squad and consequences around this. VG has not succeeded in getting a comment from the national team’s assistant coach Per Joar Hansen.
at the request of the health authorities. It had become.
After the cancellation of, the debate has rolled. First, health director Bjørn Guldvog stated that. Fisketjønn in NFF – did the same. They believe the rules will have too negative consequences and that football’s infection control regime has worked well.
On Thursday, Alf-Inge “Alfie” Haaland connected on and after the cancellation.
The case is being updated.