Berlin, 18 March 2021 (AFP) – German players playing in the English Premier League, such as Timo Werner and Ilkay Gundogan, are exempt from complying with the Kovid-19 health protocol, so they are called to play for the national team. Can. Germany, the German Federation (DFB) announced on Thursday for the European qualifiers of the 2022 World Cup.
The DFB has ensured that local health authorities have granted an extraordinary license that exempts quarantine compliance upon arrival in Germany, a measure that must be followed by all persons arriving from the United Kingdom.
Thus, the coach of the German national team will be able to rely on Joachim Löw, Werner, Gundogan, Kai Havart and another compatriot, who will play against England, against Iceland in the first two qualifying matches for the World Cup in Qatar. On 25 March, and in Duisburg on 31 March against North Macedonia. On the 28th, Germany faced Romania in Bucharest.
The DFB specified that this special authority is subject to “strict conditions”, such as the presentation by players of a negative test when they land in German territory, that they remain in the team’s isolation bubble and when they are not playing. So they fall apart. Or training.
The decision would also apply to Icelanders playing in England, added DFB.
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