The Scotsman

Den­mark boss wait­ing for Uefa up­date

- By SIMON PEACH Sports · Soccer · Denmark · Denmark national football team · UEFA · Parken Stadium · England · England national football team · Mason Greenwood · Belgium · Belgium national football team · The Football Association


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Den­mark man­ager Kasper Hjul­mand is un­sure whether his team’s Na­tions League clash with England will go ahead after Phil Fo­den and Ma­son Green­wood breached coron­avirus pro­to­cols.

So far there is no sug­ges­tion from Uefa that the game is un­der threat but the episode has led some to ques­tion if the fix­ture should go ahead.

Hjul­mandw as left won­der­ing what was hap­pen­ing when he faced the me­dia yes­ter­day af­ter­noon to pre­view the League A Group 2 tie.

“I only got the in­for­ma­tion step - ping into the press con­fer­ence so I didn’t hear about what hap­pened ex­actly, I didn’t hear about how the bub­ble was bro­ken and what the con­se­quences could be,” Hjul­mand said. “To be hon­est, I haven’t thought about it. So, I guess in the next min­utes, hours I’ll know a lit­tle bit more.

“But I think it’s very im­por­tant that we stay in the prin­ci­ples, in the pro­to­cols that we have been given.

“It’s about foot­ball and the sur­vival of foot­ball. I think that we are able to play is very im­por­tant.

“There’s been a lot of things go­ing on so we can ac­tu­ally play th­ese matches, so we have to be fo­cused and live up to the pro­to­cols.

“It’s not a good sit­u­a­tion. It’s not a good sit­u­a­tion.”

The Den­mark boss, whose side lost to Bel­gium at the week­end, added: “The Dan­ish FA, DBU, will take care of this sit­u­a­tion. We have our se­cu­rity man­ager, we have our peo­ple, our sports di­rec­tor, who would of course look into it.

“I think the pro­to­cols are very strict and I think Uefa are very strict.

“We, for sure, will ac­cept what­ever Uefa comes up with. If they think it’s a good idea to keep go­ing, of course we’ll see and we hope we can play this game, of course.”

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