Norway vs Romania canceled due to positive COVID-19 cases

Sun 15 November 2020 | 11:09

The match between Romania and Norway was canceled due to a positive coronavirus case in the Norwegian camp.

The match between




, 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.

The Norwegian player who tested positive for the virus is

Omar Elabdellaoui




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,

Terje Svendsen

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."

source: SportMob