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Czech coach to miss Scotland match after testing positive for COVID-19

Soccer Football - UEFA Nations League - League B - Group 2 - Slovakia v Czech Republic - Tehelne pole, Bratislava, Slovakia - September 4, 2020 Czech Republic coach Jaroslav Silhavy before the match REUTERS/Radovan Stoklasa/Files

PRAGUE (Reuters) - The Czech Republic will face Scotland in their UEFA Nations League match on Wednesday without head coach Jaroslav Silhavy in attendance after he and another player tested positive for COVID-19, the team said on Monday.

Silhavy and the unnamed player tested positive after returning from the team’s 2-1 win in Israel on Sunday. Both are in quarantine.

“Four players will be added to the squad and the main team will go to Scotland on Tuesday morning,” the team said on Twitter.

Assistant Jiri Chytry will lead the squad in Glasgow.

The Czechs are on six points after three games. Their only loss was against Scotland last month when nine players made their international debuts as coronavirus concerns forced wholesale changes to the line-up.

Reporting by Jason Hovet, editing by Pritha Sarkar

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