Romania was granted a 3-0 triumph over Norway after their game neglected to proceed, dispatching Northern Ireland from Group B1.
has been sent off from the
only hours before their match against
The UEFA conferred Romania a 3-0 success over
after the Scandinavian side's nonappearance on Sunday, followingOmar Elabdellaoui
testing positive for Covid-19.
As a result, Romania moved six points away from base side Northern Ireland before their face-off at Windsor Park in the last round of matches in
The chairman of the UEFA appeals body adjudged:
"To declare the 2020-21 Nations League match between Romania and Norway, that was scheduled to be played on 15 November 2020, as forfeited by the Norwegian Football Association [who is therefore deemed to have lost the match 3-0] for being responsible for the match not taking place."
With third-set Romania now unattainable, Northern Ireland will spend the following Nations League tournament in
Norway sent a completely altered squad to
for Wednesday's rivalry to choose who acquires advancement to
Under-21 manager Leif Gunnar Smerud was given the assignment of supervising the Norway crew that included only one player who has been highlighted in one of their past games in the Group B of Nation League.