NYON, Switzerland (AP) " UEFA has ordered Scotland to forfeit a women's Under-19 European Championship match for refusing to play because of a sickness bug.
The Scottish soccer federation cited "acute gastroenteritis that affected nine players" and several team staff for failing to play Serbia in a qualifying match last week. The game in Albania between two unbeaten teams was to decide the group winner.
UEFA says Scotland "is deemed to have lost the match 3-0."
Scotland can still advance to the next qualifying stage as one of the best runners-up.
This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings