London (AFP) – Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola joins Liverpool’s counterpart Jurgen Klopp to prevent players from going abroad if quarantine is required on their return.
Under the current Coronavirus Guidelines, players arriving in the United Kingdom from “Red List” countries such as Brazil and Argentina are subject to 10 days of hotel confinement.
In this month’s international window, including the World Cup qualifiers, FIFA dispensed clubs to prevent potentially regulated players from joining their country.
Earlier this week, Klopp said he didn’t allow some players to travel, followed by several other Premier League managers.
Guardiola said on Friday that he didn’t want to stop the players from representing his country, but he would make an exception as his side approached the Premier League title.
“I don’t think it makes sense for the players to go to the national team and have to be quarantined for 10 days when they come back,” he said.
“We’ve been working very tough for 7, 8 and 9 months. After the international break, the real part of the season begins. Important players, probably 6, 7, 8 and 9 It doesn’t make sense if no player can play for 10 days.
“They aren’t going to fly. That’s for sure. If they can fly, play with the national team and get back to training right away, they will.”
In some countries, equipment is being moved to circumvent travel restrictions.
Portugal has announced that it will be competing in the “Home” World Cup qualifiers against Azerbaijan in Turin. Norway will face Turkey in Malaga.
Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho said he would like to wait for more matches before deciding on his player.
“Let’s see what happens where the match takes place. Of course, because Jurgen is right, the club has the right to protect itself. The club pays the players,” he said.
– Soccer Sports
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