NYON: UEFA has postponed Israel’s European Championship qualifying game in Kosovo on Sunday.

The decision by European football’s governing body — after the Hamas attack on Israel on Saturday — adds to the fixture backlog.

UEFA said in a statement that the game in Pristina was impossible “because the Israeli authorities currently do not allow their national team to travel abroad.”

This will leave Israel two games behind schedule in a tight qualifying group where it is competing with Switzerland and Romania for the top two spots.

They had been due to host group leaders Switzerland on Thursday. This game was rescheduled for November 15.

Israel are thus now due to play three Euro 2024 qualifiers in the one-week international break next month designed for just two games.

The delayed Kosovo-Israel game could prevent UEFA from making the qualifying playoffs draw on Nov. 23 as scheduled.

Israel will enter the playoffs even if they finish third in the qualifying group because last year they topped a Nations League group in the second tier. They have never reached the Euro finals.