European Championship semifinal between Team France and Team Italy cancelled due to COVID-19

The IFAF European Championship semifinal game between the defending champions, Team France, and Italy, scheduled for today, August 7, has suddenly been cancelled due to COVID-19.

Team France had traveled to Reggio Emilia, Italy for training camp and the 43 man squad has spent the past week in intense preparations for the semifinal matchup with Team Italy.

However, regular COVID-19 testing of the France team and staff conducted as part of the health protocols Saturday morning revealed a number of positive cases among members of the team.

As a result, the game scheduled for 9 pm, August 7 will be postponed until further notice.

According to Italian law, the entire delegation from France including the players, coaches, staff, and French Federation of American Football representatives, must now undergo a 10 day period of quarantine.

Although the game has been cancelled, France has the option of appealing to have the game played at a later date, before October 30.


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