BREAKING: Ajax hit with COVID-19 as ELEVEN members of squad test Positive ahead Champions League Fixture

Ajax hit with COVID-19 as ELEVEN members of squad test Positive ahead Champions League Fixture

Ajax have been hit by an outbreak of COVID-19 ahead of their champions league clash with FC Midtylland today, 3rd November 2020.

The Eredivisie giants have confirmed they are travelling to Denmark with just 17 players.

An insider at the club described the situation as a “coronavirus bomb” after confirming that between eleven and fifteen players could be ruled out of the game after remaining in Amsterdam to undergo further tests.

The outbreak is so widespread that there is a belief that the testing procedure itself may have been compromised and that the readings are not accurate.

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Ajax have contacted UEFA for permission for some players to fly to Denmark tomorrow just hours before the game, with the likes of captain Dusan Tadic and ex-Everton midfielder Davy Klassen not included in their 17-man squad.

Regulations stipulate that visiting teams must be in the country in which they are playing at least a day before the game.

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Those Ajax players who did test negative have been flown out to Scandinavia – but the fear inside the club is that Erik ten Hag will have to name a seriously weakened team.

Any club that fails to fulfil a fixture is automatically handed a 3-0 defeat.

But given the circumstances surrounding the pandemic, Ajax may appeal to have the game postponed.

Liverpool top group D after winning 1-0 in Ajax last week following an opening victory over Midjytlland.

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The Dutch club drew at Atalanta in their opening game in the city of Bergamo, which was one of Italy’s worst-hot regions during the first covid-19 wave.

Ajax squad confirmed: Scherpen, Schuurs, Mazraoui, Blind, Martínez , Tagliafico, Klaiber, Timber, Álvarez, Ekkelenkamp, Neres, Antony, Promes, Traoré, Huntelaar, Brobbey, Jensen

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