Fifa President Gianni Infantino has urged the UK government to change its position on obligatory quarantine for international players from coronavirus-affected nations.
According to the order, Jordan Ayew of Crystal Palace and Daniel Amartey of Leicester City have been ruled out of Ghana’s next World Cup qualifier against South Africa.
Under the standing rules, Brentford winger Tariqe Fosu will also be unavailable for the Black Stars’ trip to Johannesburg on September 6.
“I think that good strategies should be used for future international games in the latter phases of the Euro 2020 campaign. Said by the leaders of the UK
Only if they will be playing in red-list countries, such as South Africa, due to a 10-day mandatory quarantine requirement upon their return.
I have written to and asked the help of Prime Minister Boris Johnson in respect to England’s quarantine restrictions for footballers returning from the nations on the Red List
In particular, so that players do not miss out on the opportunity to represent their nations in FIFA World Cup qualifying matches, which is one of the highest honors a professional footballer can achieve,” Infantino said in a statement on Wednesday.
I suggest to use for future international matches a strategy similar to the one used by the UK Government for the final rounds of Euro 2020.
Three days after hosting Ethiopia on the first matchday of the qualifications, Ghana will travel to South Africa as visitors.
Despite the fact that Amartey, Ayew, and Fosu, who are part of a 30-man Ghana team for the double-header, would be unable to fly to South Africa, they are likely to join the Black Stars in Ethiopia for the first match.
Left-back for Chelsea Abdul Rahman Baba is also a doubt for the South Africa match, but his rumored impending departure from England before the summer transfer window closes on August 31 means he will be unaffected by UK regulations.
Thomas Partey, an Arsenal midfielder, is also in the Black Stars’ 30-man squad, although he is expected to miss the September internationals due to an ankle injury.
Nearly 60 players from 19 teams are affected by the Premier League’s decision, since they are scheduled to go to 26 nations on the red list.
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