Galatasaray decided to return because PCR tests were not accepted in Greece

Latest news! Galatasaray left Istanbul for Athens at 4:00 p.m. today for tomorrow’s match with Olympiakos at Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium.

The PCR tests of the yellow-red people disembarked in Athens were not accepted by the Greek authorities.

Due to the issues and attitudes, Galatasaray decided to return to Istanbul. Yes

The convoy, which stayed at the airport for about 2 hours, began the return process.


In the statement made by the yellow-red club, it was stated that the issue could not be resolved after the Greek authorities requested a PCR test from the entire convoy.

The following statements were used in the statement:

“After landing in Athens for the Olympiacos game, we completed all the procedures requested by the Greek authorities (such as PCR test in the last 72 hours or rapid antigen test in the last 48 hours, vaccination certificates ) and part of our team, including our soccer players, received passports and passports. Subsequently, one of the Greek officials said that they did not accept our PCR tests and that we had to retest , with an unpleasant and arrogant attitude, that our players who had passed the passport also got off the team bus, that there was a protocol for the recognition of PCR tests between the two countries and that random people were being tested at chance. ”Despite their request, he demanded that the entire convoy retake the test. After waiting at the airport for about two hours, our convoy began the process of returning to Istanbul, as the problem could not be resolved in any way. “


Youth and Sports Minister Mehmet Muharrem Kasapoğlu condemned the attitude towards the Galatasaray football team, which traveled to Greece for the friendly match which will be played with Olympiakos.

Minister Kasapoğlu, who made a statement on his account on the social networking site Twitter, said: “After the attitude our Galatasaray sports club faced, who traveled to Greece for the game of preparation, I spoke on the phone with club presidents Burak Elmas and Fatih (Terim) Hoca and expressed that we are with them. I strongly condemn this primitive attitude that he was confronted with. used his statements.

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