GENEVA (AP) — Fighting exclusion from the Champions League under new UEFA rules during the pandemic, Slovan Bratislava wants sport’s highest court to stop its previous opponent playing later Wednesday in the next qualifying round.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport said it was asked by Slovan for an urgent ruling to postpone the 8:15 p.m. (1815 GMT) kickoff in Switzerland between Young Boys and KI Klaksvik.
Slovan was denied the chance to play at Faeroe Islands champion KI in a twice-postponed game last week.
Public authorities in the Faeroes put two squads of Slovan’s players into quarantine on the Atlantic islands after they reported virus cases in each group.
Slovan disputed the decision by the local authorities, whose decision-making power to manage suspected COVID-19 cases is granted by recently updated UEFA competition rules.