The Under-19 women's UEFA match between Norway and England may have started on Saturday, but the final score will only be determined on Thursday, after it was ruled that the final seconds of the game need to be replayed.
In a bizarre, yet historic ruling issued Wednesday, UEFA's Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body ordered the replay after a referee's mistake in the original match that took place in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on Saturday. In the final 96th minute of that game, England, trailing 2-1, was awarded -- and made -- a penalty shot. However, it was disallowed due to encroachment.
The referee then gave Norway a free kick, while rules state, however, that England should have been allowed to retake the kick. As the score stands on Saturday, England still trails Norway, 2-1.
England's Football Association protested the call and the decision followed on Wednesday. It was the first of its kind for UEFA, BBC Sport reported.
With injury time, approximately three minutes are left to be replayed, including England's penalty kick. So, no pressure.
A Norway Football Associate spokesperson said they respect the ruling.
"England have all rights to make such a complaint. We have no problem with that," the spokesman said, according to BBC Sport.
To make matters even more complicated, the result of the match will determine who qualifies to advance the U19 Championship tournament. Even further still, the replay will take place at 21:45 BST in Belfast -- after both teams each play earlier matches in the day.
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