We reported on Tuesday evening, TWO Israeli players were isolating after one had tested positive and the other was asked by the Norwegian FA to sit it out because he was in close proximity to the player in question.
The story raised several red flags from a Celtic point of view. Both Nir Bitton and Hatem Elhamed are in the Israel squad, hopefully, the science suggests they can’t get the virus so soon after contracting it the last time on international duty. However, Israel were set to take on Norway with Moi Elyounoussi in the firing line.
Today, TV2.no report the game is now OFF.
This means Bitton, Elhamed and Moi will not be in action and the risk of a spread is lessened. An assessment by the Norway director of health led to the cancellation as they deemed the game high risk.
Ajer would have been involved too had he not been suffering from a groin injury picked up playing for Celtic this month.
The threat to footballer’s health on international duty is great and the players must be extra careful.