The Premier League takes a pulse to FIFA: Do not give players to Country Selections on Red List by Covid

The Clubs of the Premier League have decided on Tuesday unanimously "do not release international players" for "the international parties that will be played

The Premier League takes a pulse to FIFA: Do not give players to Country Selections on Red List by Covid

The Clubs of the Premier League have decided on Tuesday unanimously "do not release international players" for "the international parties that will be played in the countries of the Red List" by Coronavirus "next month," he has reported in a statement. The reason is that the British Government would force them to take ten days in quarantine upon their return, as to any citizen who comes from countries typified as high risk by Covid.

"The decision of the clubs, which has the firm support of the Premier League, will apply to almost 60 players from 19 Clubs of the Premier League who were traveling to 26 countries on the Red List in the September International Window", He indicated the organism.

Since the Premier ensure that its position follows "the current position of FIFA not to extend its exception to temporarily release players who should be quarantined upon return from international service." "Extensive discussions have been carried out both with FIFA and the Government to find a solution, but due to current public health concerns related to travelers arriving from countries from the Red List, no exemption has been granted" , add the Premier League.

"If it is necessary to quarantine to return from the countries of the Red List, it would not only be significantly affected the well-being and physical form of the players, but would not be available to prepare and play in two rounds of premiere matches League, a day of UEFA club competition and third round. Of the EFL Cup, "details in his statement.

"The Clubs of the Premier League have always supported the wishes of their players to represent their countries; this is a reason for pride for all those involved, however, the clubs have come to the conclusion (...) that it would be Fully irrational Liberate players in these new circumstances, "says Premier League Executive President Richard Masters.

"Quarantine requirements mean that the well-being and physical form of players would be affected significantly. We understand the challenges that exist in the International Calendar of Parties and remain open to viable solutions," said Masters, who urged FIFA Work together to find a solution.

This decision does not affect the list that Luis Enrique must give next Thursday. Although this week is scheduled for the United Kingdom to review its traffic light system, Spain is in Ambar. That is, the return travelers do not have to quarantine. The forecast is that the next three weeks is maintained.

Among the countries that today are on the Red List are Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay, Chile, Mexico or Egypt.

Updated Date: 24 August 2021, 14:14

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