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Travel bans may force clubs to forfeit European games next season

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Clubs in next season’s European competitions could be forced to forfeit matches if they fail to inform UEFA of travel restrictions in place to curb the spread of COVID-19, according to guidelines issued by European soccer’s governing body.

UEFA said it would publish a list of known travel restrictions between countries before each draw is made. Clubs would then have to inform UEFA of any other unknown restrictions at least 48 hours before the draw, failing which they will be handed a 3-0 defeat.

“If a club fails to inform the UEFA administration two days prior to the relevant draw of any restrictions other than those published by UEFA … the club will be held responsible … and the match will be declared to be forfeited by the club in question,” the governing body said.

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