Norway makes their team in a few hours and goes to Austria. He will play the match of the last phase of the Nations League according to the UEFA calendar!
The star Haaland or Odegaard, as well as the rest of the players of the group originally called by the Nordics, will not go to Austria. They were all let go to their clubs after the madness before the game with Romania, which was no longer played on Sunday evening.
U21 coach Leif Gunnar Smerud will lead the improvised Norwegian team on the bench. Sweden’s Lagerback, the national team coach, is in quarantine.
Only one player from the national league of Norway will be part of the national team in the match against Austria. This is a COVID-curated football player. Otherwise the ‘Vikings’ rely exclusively on foreign players to avoid a situation similar to the one that prevented the match in Bucharest.
The decision was announced on Sunday, around midnight, in a statement from the Norwegian federation. It is not yet clear who will be part of the group on which Smerud will be based. The federation would have liked all the players to go directly to Vienna, but due to traffic restrictions imposed in Austria, they decided to gather the players in a hotel and then leave as a group on a charter on Tuesday.