Portugal: Losing to Kovid, a football team 7-0 . withdraws after being down from
Ubusque scene on Saturday night at the Portuguese Football Championship. Fourteen players were absent due to COVID-19, forcing the Belenense club to field a squad made up of just nine elements to host one of the Portuguese La Liga greats, Benfica, at their National Stadium in Lisbon .
Apart from many positive players, several members of the coach and technical staff were also missing. The club from the Lisbon district of Belém had to reintroduce a goalkeeper as a field player along with several young players from the reserve.
Redeeming a goal against their camp from the first minute, the modest Lisbon team suffered over eleven players. “eagle”, who were already leading 7-0 at the break.
Only seven Belenense players returned to the pitch after the break and one of them remained on the field after the resumption. Given his injury, the referee had to blow the whistle at the opening end of the match in the 48th minute of play, no match allowed by the Laws of Football. “If a team has less than seven players”,
“The league is a shame”The supporters present in the stadium sang. , It was a shame to play here tonight”. Rui Pedro Soares, president of Belenense, said “after paying tribute to the dignity of players who were forced to play”.
After communicating with the Football League“That we did not want to play this meeting, we were told that we had eight players to be able to play” and that the fact of“Non-appearance may be considered an unreasonable absence”, explained to the club president. ,This is a black page for Portuguese football ”, Benfica President Rui Costa said.
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