The FIFA He responded this Tuesday to the statements of LaLiga de España and the Premier League of England, in which they announced that they authorize their teams not to assign players for the triple date of the South American Qualifiers in September.
Through a letter from the president Gianni Infantino together with CONMEBOL, Alejandro Dominguez, the body was firm in its position to enforce the rule that dictates the transfer of footballers who are summoned and wish to participate in the matches.
It also announces that the International Federation of Associated Soccer “will proceed to reiterate to the respective member associations and affected clubs the regulatory bases to which they are subject, as well as make them participate in the consequences of their possible non-compliance.”
THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE PREMIER LEAGUE
The Premier League announced in a statement on Tuesday that clubs voted not to give up footballers for qualifying matches in countries that are on the UK travel red list, which includes South America.
The Premier League statement indicates that the clubs took this measure unanimously and that it applies to about 60 players from 19 league teams, who will not be able to travel to 26 countries located on the red list.
The statement explains that the decision comes after FIFA decided that it would not extend its temporary exception so that players do not require quarantine on their return from their international activity. “If they require quarantine upon the return of countries on the red list, this would not only affect the well-being and physical condition of the footballers in a significant way, but it would also make them unable to prepare for or play two Premier League matches, a match of football competitions. UEFA, and a game for the third round of the League Cup ”, explains the text, adding that this takes into account a ten-day quarantine on the return to England, but does not include additional time they might need to return in his best form
THE SPANISH LEAGUE SUPPORTS THOSE WHO DO NOT YIELD THEIR PLAYERS
LaLiga expressed its support to all the clubs that decide not to release their South American players for the CONMEBOL World Cup qualifiers.
Through its social networks, the Spanish championship shared with all its followers a statement about its position for the next FIFA Date, a body which it criticized for increasing the international period.
“In relation to the serious unilateral decision of FIFA to increase by two days, from 9 to 11 days in both September and October, the international FIFA period for the CONMEBOL confederation, without addressing other solutions that were raised in the World Leagues Forum, LaLiga wants to communicate that it will support in all areas the decision of the Spanish clubs not to release their players belonging to the national teams for the convocation of CONMEBOL, and will take the pertinent legal actions against this decision that affects the integrity of the competition by not allowing the availability of the players.
“At the moment there are 25 players from 13 different clubs, a number that could be expanded when the calls for Ecuador and Venezuela are announced.
The Spanish association understands that the world calendar cannot and should not be modified in this way, especially if there are alternative solutions, “said LaLiga. In this way, the Spanish Championship follows the example of the English Premier League, although in Iberian territory It will be up to the clubs whether they decide to part with their players.
It should be noted that LaLiga has not expressed itself about the players that could be called up by Concacaf teams.