The Slovakian government has confirmed that the country’s upcoming play-off against Ireland will advance, despite a ban on all sporting activities announced this week.
Prime Minister Igor Matovic said on Monday that many public, cultural and sporting events were banned in Slovakia. And while Slovakia’s domestic leagues are expected to close, Matovic said Thursday that the Euro 2021 play-off match, which was postponed twice earlier this week, will still be played: “I believe our footballers will be able to play their match against Ireland. . There are tests.
“All measures will be effective from October 1 until further notice. “Unless we break the rising curve the dec one.”
Slovakia has the lowest death toll – 44 by Monday – but new cases have begun to rise, with a daily record of 522 on Friday and a total of 9,343 as of Monday.
Chief Public Health Officer John Mix said the ban on public events would include sports and cultural events. The exact wording of the rules is yet to be finalized and some exceptions will be played, such as a game where all participants have a new negative test for the colovirus – meaning some professionals will be able to match.
On Tuesday, Slovakia named their team for the play-offs in Bratislava on October 8, including playmaker Marek Hamk – who is now in China. Former Liverpool center-back Martin Cratel will not be included, however, national team manager Pavel Happel has considered inviting the 35-year-old to retire from international retirement for a tour of Ireland. Goalkeeper Martin Debravka missed the injury.
Goalkeeper: Marek Rodak (FC Fulham), Dominic Griff (SK Slovan Bratislava), Dusan Kusiak (Lachia Gadensk).
Defenders: Peter Pekark (Hertha Berlin), Lubomir Satka (Lake Poznan), Martin Koselnik (Sloven Librek), Milan Screenier (Inter Milan), Martin Walgant (RCD Mallorca), Norbert Gamber (Perugia Calcio), Denis Vaviro (Denis Majorio) FK Malda Boleslav), Luka Pouschek (OK Slovan Bratislava).
Midfielder: Marek Hamsik (PFC Ta-Line), John Greggs (Minnesota United), Albert Rasnak Jr. (Real Salt Lake), Stanislav Lobotka (SSC Napoli), Patrick Hrosowski (KRC Jਕrk), Georges , Andrej Duda (FC Colin), Mats Barrow (Vatise Arnhem), Luka Herslin (US Sassolav), (Lichia Gadensk), Robert Mack (Ferencveros Budapest).
Next: Robert Boznik (Feyenoord), Mishal Duris (Omonia Nicosia), Ivan Schranz (FK Jabalkan).