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FIFA will allow clubs not to let players to national teams in March and April

Published:14/03/2020 - 01:13h

Updated:14/03/2020 - 01:13h

FIFA has released a statement stating that clubs will have no obligation to cede their players for international matches in March and April. FIFA's wish is for all national team matches to be suspended

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The FIFA has pronounced on the situation in the football by fault of the coronavirus and has written an extensive communiqué of the that can take out several conclusions. The first is that the maximum organism of the world-wide football does not want that it have split of selections in March and April. For this, goes to allow that the clubs can refuse that his players go with his country, if it is that it calls them from his federation.

"In view of the relative current situation to the COVID-19, the Council of the FIFA has decided today that the general norms of the football, that force to the clubs to yield to his players to the national selections, will not apply in the next international periods of March/April. The situation evolves quickly all over the world and several public authorities already have imposed some restrictions to the international trips", explained the writing.

The FIFA followed his communiqué ensuring that the dispute of the crashes in this period could cause a prejudice to the health and also to the own football, since they would not be the best available footballers. "The FIFA understands that contest the parties in the current circumstances no only could present possible risks for the health of the players (and of the public) but also, very probably, would put in danger the sportive integrity of said parties, since some teams could see forced to do without his best players, and others no", communicated.

Besides, the organism chaired by Gianni Infantino urges to the federations of each region that suspend all the commitments. From the CONMEBOL, for example, already has announced that there will be day of selections. "To avoid risks for the unnecessary health, as well as possible situations that put in entredicho the competitive balance, recommend the postponement of all the international parties whose celebration was foreseen for March and April until the moment in which they can contest in some safe surroundings, so much for the players as for the public", prays the text.

The FIFA will put eases to recover the parties

The FIFA signalled also that will put all the eases that are necessary so that the crashes that can not play in March and April can contest more advance. "After consulting it with the confederations and groups of pertinent interest, the FIFA will study the existent possibilities to go back to program the meetings postponed and trusts that, with good will and flexibility by part of all, will find appropriate solutions that allow to contest the parties more advance and with the lower possible alterations", affirmed.

Finally, the FIFA admitted that after being in contact with the medical services and with the WHO have decided to suspend the parties clasificatorios for the World-wide of Qatar 2022 in several regions. "We are collaborating closely with the public sanitary authorities international (in particular, with the World Health Organisation), and take into account the indications of experts received in this regard. By this reason, previous query with the FIFA and the confederations affected, have postponed the parties clasificatorios of the World-wide Glass of the FIFA Catar 2022 so much in Asia like Sudamérica", concluded the communiqué.

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