The match between Romania and Norway was canceled due to a positive coronavirus case in the Norwegian camp.
The match betweenNorway
, which was scheduled to take place today in Romania, was canceled by the order of the
Norwegian health authorities
, because a member of the team tested positive for COVID-19 and now, Team members must also go into quarantine and retest to prove they are not infected with the virus.
The issue, which also sparked controversy between the
Norwegian Football Association
Norwegian health officials,
arose just as the team was about to leave Oslo for Bucharest.
Following the announcement of the test results, Norwegian health officials banned the team from traveling and announced that the other must retake the test.
The Norwegian Football Federation president,
said in a statement:
"The Norwegian Football Federation believes that we can travel within the regulations.
"The Norwegian government says no to this. We disagree with that, but of course we cannot defy the government.
"We are very disappointed that the authorities are forcing us to stay home. All the other 54 UEFA nations are playing international matches this week except Norway.
"This is very detrimental to the national team's ambitions in the short and long term."