ACCURATE.CO The English Premier League (EPL) has officially banned its players from participating in international matches with their respective national teams. This prohibition was set in order to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 in Queen Elizabeth’s country.
The countries that are prohibited from calling their players from the English Premier League are included in the red list. If there are 26 countries that are included in the list because they are considered still having difficulties in handling COVID-19.
In addition to Indonesia, there are Brazil, Argentina, Egypt, Mexico, Turkey, and Uruguay, which in fact are football giants on the list.
This ban was issued by the Premier League to protect their players. The reason is, quarantine for 10 days must be carried out by anyone who has just come to Queen Elizabeth’s Country after visiting 26 countries earlier.
It is feared that the players will experience a decline in fitness during quarantine. In fact, their club is undergoing a busy schedule. In addition, the player’s condition will be even worse if it is proven positive for the Corona virus.
Premier League teams have anonymously and reluctantly decided not to allow players to play for red-listed countries in the coming month. This decision is fully supported by the organizing authorities,” the Premier League said in a statement.
This policy was implemented after going through various studies and discussions with a number of related parties.
“Long discussions have been carried out with the English federation (FA) and the government to find the best solution but the health emergency situation is not supportive. There has been no change in attitude to the players from 26 countries,” he continued.
Brazil is very disadvantaged by this regulation
A number of countries that are on the red list will certainly be greatly disadvantaged, one of which is Brazil. The country of Samba has many national team players who are having careers in the EPL.
The Brazilian national team retainers consist of Fred (Manchester United) and Richarlison (Everton), Raphinha (Leeds United), Thiago Silva (Chelsea), Ederson, Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City), Alisson, Fabinho, and Roberto Firmino (Liverpool).
Apart from Brazil, Egypt also lost money as a result of this policy. Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah will certainly miss the 2022 World Cup qualifier against Angola in September.
The absence of Salah’s name in The Pharaoh’s squad previously also occurred when Egypt faced the 2020 Olympics. At that time, Salah could not join the Egyptian national team because Liverpool were doing ahead of the opening of the 2021-2022 English League.