Jordan Teze is still on his way to Cyprus for PSV's Europa League match against Omonia Nicosia on Thursday evening, PSV reports.

The defender, who tested positive for corona earlier this month, was not allowed to travel with the Eindhoven selection on Wednesday by the Cypriot authority, but has now received permission.

Despite his late arrival, Teze can still compete against the champion of Cyprus.

Eran Zahavi, who was also refused last minute on Wednesday, has not been allowed to fly to Cyprus and will definitely miss the game at the GSP Stadium in Nicosia.

The availability of 21-year-old Teze is a boost for PSV trainer Roger Schmidt, who, in addition to Zahavi, does not have access to Denzel Dumfries, Pablo Rosario, Joël Piroe, Timo Baumgartl, Cody Gakpo and Nick Viergever.

Teze becomes the fourth pure defender in Schmidt's match selection.

Olivier Boscagli, Philipp Max and Luis Felipe arrived in Nicosia on Wednesday.

PSV trained without Teze on Wednesday in the GSP Stadium in Nicosia.

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Cyprus had different rules than UEFA

To the amazement of PSV, Teze and Zahavi had to leave the plane at the last minute at Eindhoven Airport on Wednesday.

The pair played in the Eredivisie against Vitesse last Sunday.

"Cyprus uses a different protocol than the Netherlands and UEFA. PSV and UEFA were only informed about this yesterday", the Eindhoven club communicated.

According to the Cyporiot authority, Teze and Zahavi had not been in quarantine long enough.

"If we were to fly to the country with them, the entire team would have to be quarantined and we could not play the game", general manager Toon Gerbrands told Wednesday.

PSV and UEFA then did everything they could to ensure that Teze and Zahavi could still travel, and the Dutch youth international succeeded.

The match between Omonia and PSV starts on Thursday at 9 p.m. in the GSP Stadium and is led by referee Donatas Rumšas from Lithuania.

A week ago, the Einhoveners started the group stage with a 1-2 defeat against Granada.

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