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Decision to be Made on Scottish Cup and Nations League Playoff After Tuesday’s UEFA Conference

Decision to be Made on Scottish Cup and Nations League Playoff After Tuesday’s UEFA Conference

An official decision will be made on the Scottish Cup semi-finals, as well as Scotland‘s Nations League playoff semi-final with Israel, after UEFA’s conference call between members tomorrow.

Football leagues across the globe are still in lockdown following the spread of coronavirus, with no fixtures played over the weekend, and it remaining to be seen when the Beautiful Game will return.

The SPFL’s Joint Response Group met today and provided an update earlier this evening, confirming that Ladbrokes League fixtures have been suspended indefinitely pending any Government order and/or further direction from the Scottish FA.

But what about the Scottish Cup semi-finals, and Scotland’s quest to reach a first major tournament since the 1998 World Cup?

Well, a statement on the SFA website read: “A UEFA conference call (involving all 55 associations, the European Clubs Association, the European Leagues and FIFPro, the world players’ union) will take place tomorrow, Tuesday 17 March.

“A decision on the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-finals and UEFA Nations League play-off against Israel will be made by the Scottish FA Board after that conference call.”

Ian Maxwell, Scottish FA Chief Executive, said: “The focus of the Scottish FA remains the public health, the emergency services and the health and safety of players, match officials, and staff across the game.

“Many thousands of fans are looking forward to the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-finals and the UEFA Nations League play-off against Israel. We understand that they, and all fans of Scottish football, will want urgent clarity about those games. We expect to be in a position after tomorrow’s UEFA conference call, to make a further announcement.”

How are you coping with the self-isolation period of the last few days, and what is the fairest way to deicide the outstanding football competitions still to be decided?

Let us know in the comments section below…

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