The COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt football plans. Given the situation the world is experiencing, and as was almost the case previously, English Premier League teams may not be obligated to bring their players to their national teams for the FIFA date next March, due to the restrictions imposed on the island to contain the virus. This is what the media reported Sky Sports Regarding this matter, a large number of players can be involved and not travel to play the matches that match them to represent their countries.
Among the measures recently taken by the United Kingdom is one that implies that people going to an area on its red list will have to undergo a mandatory ten-day quarantine. For this reason, South America participated, because it may affect the normal development of the qualifying schedule (rounds 5 and 6). All countries on the continent are included in this list, which is why English clubs may refuse to send their players to play matches.
The South American competitions are scheduled to begin on March 25 with confrontations between Bolivia-Peru, Venezuela-Ecuador, and Chile-Paraguay. A day later, the Colombia-Brazil match and the Rio de la Plata classic between Argentina and Uruguay will be held.
Four days later, Ecuador will face Chile, Uruguay will face Bolivia, Paraguay will face Colombia, Peru will face Venezuela, and Brazil will face Argentina.
In this context, Brazil will be the team most affected if the position of the English Premier League clubs is reaffirmed. Possible losses will be caused by Alisson Becker, Roberto Firmino and Fabinho (Liverpool); Thiago Silva (Chelsea); Richarlison and Allan (Everton); David Luiz and Willian (Arsenal); Ederson, Gabriel Jesus and Fernandinho (Manchester City).
Dozens of players from other South American teams, for example, from Colombia and Argentina, suffer from the same situation. Ecuador is currently the South American country with the fewest representatives within the English Premier League: Moises Caicedo (Brighton & Hove Albion).
In Germany, the clubs' position is similar. Therefore, Tri must take into account the potential downside that may occur due to this Carlos Gruizo, from Augsburg FC in the German League.
If other European clubs take the UK's position of refusing to give up their numbers in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, Ecuador's logistics could be disrupted, as at least eight elements are included in the process towards Qatar 2022, which began last October under the leadership of Argentine coach Gustavo Alvaro.
In the Old Continent, you don't have it Pervis Estupinan (Villarreal, Spain), Angelo Preciado (Genk, Belgium), Eric Viregra (Torino, Italy), Gonzalo Plata (Sporting Lisbon, Portugal), Ener Valencia (Fenerbahce, Turkey). Leonardo Campana (Famalisão, Portugal) is injured.
In total, seven footballers, three of whom are defenders, two are midfielders, one is a winger and one is a striker.
For South America, the moment of truth will come on Saturday, CONMEBOL said on its Twitter account after the first meeting between representatives of the two sporting blocs. (Dr)