Rangers stars left in limbo amid international confusion with UEFA allegedly in the dark
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Rangers stars in limbo as UEFA in the dark about Scotland vs Czech Republic postponement

Several Rangers stars are currently in limbo after it emerged that UEFA are in the dark regarding the potential postponement of Scotland vs Czech Republic in the Nations League [Sky Sports].

Both countries were in action on Friday night, with Scotland drawing 1-1 with Israel at Hampden Park and the Czechs recording a 3-1 away win against Slovakia.

Rangers star Ryan Jack in action for Scotland in the UEFA Nations League clash against Israel. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Yet, after that game in Bratislava, the official Czech Football Team account tweeted claiming that Monday night’s fixture against Scotland would not go ahead ‘due to representatives decision’.

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There had been controversy in the build-up to their clash against Slovakia, with several members of the squad forced into quarantine after coming into contact with a member of staff who returned a positive test.

Yet, at no previous stage had it been suggested that the fixture against Scotland was in doubt.

It seems the Czech FA made the decision without contacting UEFA, though, and confusion now reigns.

According to Sky Sports, “the Scottish FA have been told to prepare as normal”, with a team training session expected to go ahead at the National Performance Centre in Edinburgh at 12.30pm on Saturday.

“UEFA have not yet received any information on that [the Czech Republic’s postponement claim]. The Czechs have gone to ground. They aren’t really discussing this one and we’re seeking clarification.”

It’s a bizarre situation for the Scotland players to find themselves in, just two days out from an important international match.

Ryan Jack, Jon McLaughlin and Robby McCrorie (on loan at Livingston) are the Gers representatives in Steve Clarke’s squad, although only Jack featured in the draw with Israel.

UPDATE: Sky Sports are now reporting UEFA have confirmed to the Scottish FA that the fixture will go ahead as scheduled on Monday night.


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