European football governing body, UEFA has declared the Champions League Round of 16 draw “null and void” following a technical error.
The error which left English side, Manchester United out of a portion of the draw, has caused UEFA to rule the draw off and reschedule a new time for a fresh one.
“A material error occurred in the draw for the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 as a result of a technical malfunction with the software of an external service provider that notifies the officials as to which clubs are qualified to face each other,” UEFA stated in a statement.
A tweet on UEFA’s official Twitter handle also reads;
“Following a technical problem with the software of an external service provider that instructs the officials as to which teams are eligible to play each other, a material error occurred in the draw for the UEFA Champions League Round of 16.
“As a result, the draw has been ruled null and void, and it will be completely redrawn at 1500 CET.”