Linfield's Champions League game OFF due to "Covid-19 issues" for opponents

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Linfield's Champions League preliminary round final in Switzerland on Tuesday evening has been dramatically postponed at the last minute.

The Blues say the clash with FC Drita in Nyon was called off due to Covid-19 issues for their opponents.

The decision was announced little more than an hour before the scheduled 5pm kick-off.

The Kosovo club previously announced two of their players had tested positive for coronavirus in recent days.

As a result, Swiss health authorities decided to put the entire team into quarantine - so the Linfield game couldn't take place. 

Ruling body UEFA is due to decide within the next 24 hours if Drita should forfeit the tie, with Linfield going through to the next round.

David Healy's men would then travel to top Polish team Legia Warsaw next Tuesday (18 August) in the Champions League first qualifying round. 



It's been looking ominous for the Kosovo champions over the past few days:





All dressed up and no place to go - Drita on arrival in Switzerland. 

Meanwhile, Linfield chairman Roy McGivern has been making waves with a club interview on the shores of Lake Geneva.

He said new recruits from Glentoran Navid Nasseri and Conor Pepper were desperate to move to Windsor - and didn't do it for the money.

Here it is in full:

The Glens have been doing some business of their own, with two international signings: -



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