Napoli-AZ will be played despite the outbreak of infections

This week the Champions and the Europa League return and with this they begin, how could it be otherwise, the problems derived from the coronavirus. He AZ Alkmaar, a Dutch team present in the Real Sociedad group in the Europa League, suffers an outbreak of COVID-19. Last Friday they reported that they had detected nine positives on the team, three employees and six playersDespite this, they were able to play the match against the VVV of the Eredivisie with “normality”. They will also compete in the continental tournament, as UEFA has given the green light to the dispute of the duel.

Coat of Arms / Flag AZ Alkmaar

Things have gotten worse when today they announced that new infections have been detected in the workforce. It has not been specified how many or if they directly affect the players but they have stated that “they are currently investigating the extent of the infections” and that are working with the Netherlands Football Association, UEFA and the Municipal Health Service.

UEFA's COVID-19 regulations allows you to play a game as long as there are at least thirteen players available including a goalkeeper. Thus, despite the complicated situation of the Dutch team, the match continues and only a new outbreak a few hours before the game can affect their dispute.