The CAS judges decided “in the absence of viable rescheduling options being available, (Ukraine) was to be held responsible for the match not taking place.”
However, the judges said the Ukraine federation was “an unfortunate victim of the COVID-19 pandemic” and did not award legal costs to UEFA or the Swiss soccer body.
As we reported earlier, the UEFA’s appeal committee considered the case of the cancellation of the Switzerland-Ukraine League of Nations match and awarded the Ukrainian national team a technical defeat. The committee's decision was published on the website.
"The Chairman of the UEFA Appeals Body today took the following decision: to declare the 2020/21 UEFA Nations League match between Switzerland and Ukraine, that was scheduled to be played on 17 November 2020, as forfeited by the Ukrainian Association of Football (who is therefore deemed to have lost the match 3-0)," statement informs.