Government Should Relax Covid Travel Rules For Footballers
Following a dispute between Premier League clubs and a number of national federations after the international hiatus in September with players being held up due to coronavirus travel restrictions, the government is expected to relax rules for some people , including top footballers.
This is this week’s story according to The Athletic, which suggests that instead of ten days in quarantine, players will have to remain semi-isolated in a bubble that can include their coaches and teammates for a period of five days. which means that the players would be able to participate in a training.
However, during that five-day period they would be unable to take part in the matches, which could cause players from Liverpool and other European clubs to miss a Premier League and European game after the October international break. , depending on their return to England.
The affected players of Liverpool would be their Brazilians: Alisson, Fabinho and Roberto Firmino. With Brazil’s last game on October 14 and a game against Watford on the 16th, that would mean missing that game and, given the travel time, the following Tuesday against Atletico Madrid.
Brazil plays three games in October: in Venezuela on the 7th, in Colombia on the 10th and against Uruguay on the 14th. A compromise that sees the impacted players released after their match on the 10th seems a plausible solution that could avoid a new confrontation with the players. clubs.