Relief for South American Premier League stars when the UK government announces that the last seven countries will be removed from the red list, meaning they can avoid quarantine upon their return from international service.
- The UK announced on Thursday that it will delete its red list on November 11.
- Countries can still be added later, but it’s good news for Premier League clubs.
- Colombia, which will host Brazil next month, is one of seven nations now off the list.
- All players can play November international matches without quarantining themselves upon return.
- Man City, Liverpool and other clubs had to leave out some stars this month
All Premier League players will be free to play for their countries during the upcoming international break with the quarantine, and the UK is set to clear its ‘red list’ on November 11.
Teams like title chasers Liverpool and Manchester City were unable to use their South American players for a short time after the October international break, as some players were forced to spend 10 days in quarantine upon their return.
But the UK is now ready to announce that the last seven countries remaining on its ‘red list’ of countries, including Colombia and Ecuador, will be removed from any restrictions, leaving no more countries on the list.
Brazil, which has Premier League stars Ederson of Manchester City and Liverpool trio Alisson Becker, Roberto Firmino and Fabinho in their squad, will face Colombia on November 12, risking previous players being unavailable. for upcoming Premier League matches.
All Premier League players will be able to play international football next month and will not have to be quarantined with the UK ready to clear its red list of countries.
Brazil will play in Colombia, which was on the red list, next month, risking the countries’ top-tier stars missing the games again.
If the countries on the red list had stayed on the list for the international break in November, then Liverpool could have been without their stars from Brazil for the visit to Arsenal on November 20.
FINAL COUNTRIES LEAVING THE UK RED LIST
Colombia, Peru, Panama, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Venezuela, Ecuador
City, which also have Gabriel Jesus as Brazil’s starter, could have been without their forward or goalkeeper Ederson for their top flight clash at home to Everton on November 21, and the Toffees also risked the availability of forward Salomon. Rondon, who plays for Venezuela. , which will also be removed from the list.
Chelsea are another club buoyed by the latest news on UK travel restrictions, as Thiago Silva would not have been available for their clash in Leicester City on November 20 if he had traveled with Brazil to Colombia.
Manchester United midfielder Fred, Tottenham defender Emerson Royal and Leeds winger Raphinha are other Premier League players who can now travel freely with Brazil for next month’s Colombia game.
Meanwhile, the Colombian duo Davinson Sánchez from Tottenham and Yerry Mina from Everton will be able to return to the UK without having to quarantine themselves after international matches.
Premier League bosses such as Jurgen Klopp (left) and Pep Guardiola (right) were left without some South American stars this month due to quarantine rules.
If Colombia remains off the red list of UK countries for the next international break in March, Argentine Premier League players will be able to go there for the first international break in 2022 and will not have to self-quarantine upon their return to the UK. United.
Argentine Premier League stars such as Tottenham’s Cristiano Romero, Giovani Lo Celso and Aston Villa duo Emiliano Martínez and Emi Buendia were at the center of controversy in September after they were detained on their match field. in Brazil and were accused of violating the country’s rules. Covid quarantine protocols.
Any country can still be added to the UK ‘red list’ should the respective nation’s coronavirus cases continue to rise again, but the list is expected to remain empty during the November international hiatus, which ends on 18 November. November.
The ‘amber list’, which established some travel restrictions for visitors coming to the UK from countries on that short list, was removed in early October.