- Unfortunately, we are forced to move the match against Russia because we still have not received any message from the government - despite the fact that we sent a letter already on August 27, says Secretary General Håkan Sjöstrand to the Swedish Football Association's website.

And the secretary general is critical of how the government has handled the issue.

- I can not understand why it is not possible to grant an exemption from the entry ban for elite football players, in the same way as other professional groups have received. The rigorous protocol of international football - and the requirements for control, testing and isolation - means that the entry of these people will entail a significantly lower risk of the spread of infection compared with other permitted occupational categories.