A new administrative headache linked to the vaccination status in the sports world. The first leg of the Europa League Conference play-offs between Olympique de Marseille and FK Karabagh scheduled for February 17 may not be played at the Vélodrome stadium. As the Team explains, a vaccination pass has been required since Monday for all French or foreign athletes wishing to play on national territory. And if the majority of the players of the Eastern European teams, as is the case for the players of FK Karabagh, are well vaccinated, they are it with the Russian vaccine Sputnik V. A vaccine which is not authorized, and recognized in France, to benefit from the vaccination pass.

UEFA is therefore in discussion with France for a possible derogation, which would take the form of a health bubble and tests 24 hours after the match.

But in the event of total rigor from France, it is up to OM to find a solution, on neutral ground.

The Marseille club is awaiting the vaccination status of its opponents, and a decision from the French authorities.


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