NEWS
Saturday October 10 2020
U21: Azzurrini cleared to leave Iceland

Italy Under-21 players Matteo Gabbia and Alessandro Plizzari are reportedly being allowed to leave Iceland and travel back following their COVID-19 diagnosis.

The squad had flown in to Reykjavik, where they were due to play the European Under-21 Championship qualifier.

However, the game was postponed after two Azzurrini players tested positive for Coronavirus.

The local authorities in Iceland considered it too dangerous to go ahead in the circumstances, so the match has been postponed.

According to Sport Mediaset, Milan defender Gabbia and goalkeeper Plizzari were today given permission to leave Iceland and return to Italy with a special flight.

They are accompanied by the chief medic of the Italy Under-21 team and, once back in the Peninsula, all will into self-isolation.

There had already been two positive cases within the Under-21 group in Italy, Inter defender Alessandro Bastoni and Atalanta goalkeeper Marco Carnesecchi.