England U19s vs Scotland U19s abandoned in first half after staff member tests positive for coronavirus


A friendly match between England Under-19s and Scotland Under-19s was abandoned during the first half on Thursday after it was revealed that a member of Scotland’s backroom staff had tested positive for Covid-19. 

England were 3-1 up in the game which kicked off at 2pm at the English Football Association’s St George’s Park training complex near Burton Upon Trent. 

It is understood the testing was carried out by the Scottish Football Association but it is unclear why the result was only discovered once the match had kicked off. 

Once the match was called off, players and staff were kept from entering any buildings on site.

The England U19s squad includes Liverpool midfielder Harvey Elliot, Manchester United defender Teden Mengi and Wolves’ full-back Luke Matheson.

In a statement, the FA said: “England Under-19s’ match with Scotland at St. George’s Park this afternoon was abandoned in the first half as a precaution in line with COVID protocol. We are not in a position to comment further at this time.”

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