Handball World Cup 2021 The Africans do not reach the minimum of 10 players and give the victory to Germany
El party of Handball World Cup in Egypt between the teams of Germany and Cape Verde scheduled for the afternoon of this Sunday (6:00 p.m.) has had to be canceled at run the African team without the minimum number of players required by registering two positive cases by covid-19.
Due, the match is considered won by the Germans by a score of 10-0, reported the International Handball Federation in a statement.
Two of the 11 Cape Verdean players displaced to Egypt tested positive on Saturday in the PCR tests to which all participants in the World Cup are subjected daily from that day, so the already depleted African team did not reach the minimum of 10 players established in the tournament regulations.
According to the Cape Verde federation, Both players had already tested positive in early January but before traveling to Egypt they underwent new tests and these were negative.
One of them gave negative in a new test carried out the same Saturday, but according to the regulation In order to be considered eligible for a match again, you must obtain negative results in two consecutive tests carried out within 48 hours Of diference.
If the result of his second test on Monday is negative again, said player may be called up for the next game in Cape Verde, against Uruguay next Tuesday, on the last day of group A, in which they are framed, together with the German team and with Hungary.
Furthermore, according to the International Handball Federation, Cape Verde has announced that they will summon other players from their country to meet the South Americans.
In a match between Germany and Cape Verde It is the first to be canceled due to covid-19 in an atypical World Cup in which the coronavirus has forced us to play the matches without public and it has forced two teams to retire in the last minute: the United States and the Czech Republic.
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