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Football Today – Serie A Also Won’t Release CONMEBOL Players

Football Today – Serie A Also Won’t Release CONMEBOL Players

Serie A, like La Liga and the Premier League, has decided against sending players to travel in COVID red-list countries. After FIFA President Gianni Infantino supported South American players’ travels in football today, Serie A also won’t release CONMEBOL players.

Italian Serie A stated that it will support any club that prevents its players from traveling abroad for international duty.

Players leaving United Kingdom to play in countries on the English “red list” for COVID-19 danger would have to quarantine.

The same goes for players traveling to Italy’s red-list countries – they would necessarily undergo self-isolation upon their return to Italy. (The duration for such isolation periods varies from country to country, but not vastly – being around UK’s mandated 10 days.)

Many European governments, like England’s, had, up until recently (that is, till the last season), exempted elite athletes from this.

But this doesn’t appear to be the case for the upcoming international break as governments likely won’t exempt them now.

Football Today – Serie A Also Won’t Release CONMEBOL Players

The Premier League was the first to state its position on the matter, as we reported the football news yesterday.

On Wednesday itself, Spain’s La Liga quickly followed suit.

And now, Italy’s top-flight Serie A has issued a similar statement, casting doubt on the upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

“Unlike FIFA’s decision to not extend exceptions for call-ups to countries where quarantine upon re-entry is mandatory, we find these would create a competitive disparity between teams who allow their players to travel to these countries,” it read in the statement.

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