Following the affirmation of COVID-19 instances among the many South Sudan delegation, the FIFA Bureau for Men’s Senior Tournaments has declared the match scheduled to happen this night in opposition to Jordan as a part of the FIFA Arab Cup qualifiers a forfeit with a 3-0 win to Jordan. The resolution is predicated on article 5.6 of the competitors rules (“force majeure”) and takes into consideration the necessity to defend the well being of the gamers and everybody concerned within the event.
Upon their arrival in Qatar and as per the protocols established by the Qatari Ministry of Health, all delegations had been examined for COVID-19. After two rounds of PCR assessments, it was confirmed that seven gamers and one workforce member of South Sudan had been optimistic, with one other 5 gamers receiving a reactive take a look at consequence, which as per the Qatari Ministry of Health, signifies that these gamers had been possible incubating the virus. Given that one other seven gamers had shut contact with those that examined optimistic, a complete of 19 gamers are at present in isolation. There aren’t any instances presenting extreme signs and everybody who examined optimistic is being monitored and receiving the absolute best medical care free of charge via the Qatar nationwide healthcare system.
FIFA and the native organisers deeply remorse this unlucky scenario and want the delegates of South Sudan a speedy restoration.
Following the cancellation of this match all tickets shall be refunded.
Protecting the well being and security of everybody concerned within the FIFA Arab Cup stays a high precedence with a complete programme based mostly on the World Health Organization’s danger-based mostly method being carried out in coordination with the host nation.