The Football Association of Uruguay (AUF) has been fined around £10,000 for breaching COVID-19 protocols whilst on the most recent international break and have been slammed for putting their staff and player’s health at risk,
According to recent reports from Mundo Deportivo, the Uruguay FA have received a hefty fine for their failure to comply with COVID-19 protocols whilst competing internationally in recent World Cup qualifying fixtures.
The Uruguay national side has seen a huge 10 positive COVID-19 cases among their squad after Matias Vina was the first to be diagnosed last weekend.
Alongside Vina to test positive for the novel virus is now Rodrigo Muñoz, Alexis Rolín, Luis Suárez, Diego Rossi, Darwin Núñez, Lucas Torreira, Gabriel Neves, Brian Rodríguez and Diego Godín.
Mundo Deportivo’s report also draws particular attention to the country’s head coach Óscar Washington Tabárez, who is 73-years-old and is already in fragile health.
It is understood that the Uruguay national team did not comply with the strict COVID-19 measures with concerns recently expressed by Atletico Madrid’s president Enrique Cerezo who claimed the country’s footballing side “did not have control”.
Uruguay’s Minister of Public Health, Dr. Daniel Salinas recently took to his social media to confirm the news that the AUF have received a fine.
#MSP multa a la AUF 500 UR por incumplimiento de protocolos sanitarios en el Complejo Celeste. Se da vista.
— Daniel Salinas (@DrDanielSalinas) November 20, 2020
Dr. Salinas’ tweet directly translates to: “#MSP fine to the AUF 500 UR for breach of sanitary protocols in the Celeste Complex. Sight is given.”