South American professional footballers in England received the via free to compete with theirs club this weekend, after their respective associations and Mexico dropped reports of false data during the last international window, the governing body of world football FIFA said on Saturday.
Poles from Manchester, Liverpool, Chelsea and Leeds United have refused to free their players to compete in qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, due to travel in countries located in the “red” zone, which would have led to a 10-day quarantine in a hotel close to the airport on return In Britain due to the rules for fighting “Covid-19”.
The associations of Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Paraguay relied on a rule included in FIFA laws that would have prevented players from competing with club for a period of 5 days, but the International Federation said it believed that “the players have no means in their hands due to the difficult conditions caused by the pandemic”.
“As a sign of good faith and cooperation, the affiliated associations Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Paraguay, in close consultation with FIFA, they have decided to withdraw their complaint regarding resident players in England “, it reads in a note from the international body.
FIFA added to be in contact with the Premier League, the FA and the British government to prevent the scenario from repeating itself in the next international window in October.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said on Friday he was still unsure whether he could field goalkeeper Alisson Becker or midfielder Fabinho to face Leeds on Sunday.
Klopp, an outspoken opponent of the crowded international calendar, criticized South American football authorities for failing to create a clear vision in amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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