25 Aug 2021“We now have confronted world issues collectively prior to now and should proceed to take action sooner or later. The discharge of gamers within the upcoming worldwide home windows is a matter of nice urgency and significance. I’m grateful for the assist and cooperation from many stakeholders within the sport throughout this difficult interval.
I’m calling on a present of solidarity from each member affiliation, each league, and each membership, to do what’s each proper and honest for the worldwide sport. Most of the finest gamers on the planet compete in leagues in England and Spain, and we imagine these nations additionally share the accountability to protect and shield the sporting integrity of competitions around the globe.
On the problem of quarantine restrictions in England, for gamers coming back from red-list nations, I’ve written to Prime Minister Boris Johnson and appealed for the mandatory assist, particularly, so gamers are usually not disadvantaged of the chance of representing their nations in qualifying matches for the FIFA World Cup, which is without doubt one of the final honours for knowledgeable footballer. I’ve advised that an strategy much like that adopted by the UK authorities for the ultimate levels of the EURO 2020 be carried out for the upcoming worldwide matches.
Collectively we now have proven solidarity and unity within the battle in opposition to COVID-19. Now, I’m urging everybody to make sure the discharge of worldwide gamers for the upcoming FIFA World Cup qualifiers.”