The International Football Federation (FIFA) showed this Sunday its “satisfaction” at the decision of the British Government to allow internationals – especially South Americans – who play in England a less strict quarantine upon their return from their matches in Qualifying Qatar 2022 if they are vaccinated with the complete guideline against covid-19.
“FIFA welcomes the UK Government’s decision to grant full schedule vaccinated players the opportunity to represent their countries in upcoming FIFA World Cup qualifying matches and return from a red list country respecting custom-made quarantine conditions“Said the governing body of world football in a statement.
“We think this is a much more convenient solution than the situation players faced in September.“Continues FIFA, who acknowledges that this decision”does not apply to all players”.
FIFA expressed its commitment to “continue to improve the situation for the next international windows and hold discussions to further explain the many measures we are putting in place to reduce the risks of community transmission of COVID-19 as a result of player travel”.
On Friday, the British authorities announced that they had reached an agreement to solve the problem of the release of foreign internationals who had to travel to countries on the red list, those most affected by the pandemic.
Players who have received the two doses of the coronavirus vaccine will be able to continue training and playing matches with their clubs after the October international window, but will be required to stay in a hotel or private accommodation offered by the club for ten days. .
In September’s international window, English football clubs refused to release their players for international matches in red-list countries, including many countries in Africa and South America, due to the mandatory quarantines they would have had to undergo. her return.
Manchester United, for example, retained their Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani, and Liverpool retained the Egyptian Mohamed Salah and several Brazilian internationals.