LIVERPOOL’S Alisson, Fabinho, Roberto Firmino and Diogo Jota are set to be barred from joining up with their countries for next month’s international break.
Fifa revealed clubs WILL be able to stop players travelling to appear for their national sides if they are forced to quarantine in order to come back amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Liverpool keeper Alisson will be prevented from jetting out to play for BrazilCredit: AFP
Roberto Firmino and Fabinho will be barred from heading to South AmericaCredit: Reuters
Portugal’s Diogo Jota is set to stay at Liverpool for the international break amid Covid rulesCredit: Getty Images – Getty
South American and African countries as well as Portugal are on the Government’s ‘red list’ which means travellers must isolate in a hotel for ten days when they return to the UK.
Players would miss Premier League matches in isolation after appearing in World Cup qualifiers in March.
Portuguese star Jota will also be prevented from running out alongside Cristiano Ronaldo & Co.
Brazil and Argentina are set to be deprived of their Prem stars for international games in March.
Quarantine would rule players out for the first two Prem fixtures in April and if their side qualifies for the Champions League quarter-finals they would miss the first leg of a knockout tie.
And they would not be guaranteed to feature in the return game on April 13-14.
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Manchester United’s trip to Spurs, Manchester City’s game away at Leicester and Liverpool’s match against Arsenal all fall in the impacted window.
Quarantine rules are already wreaking havoc with European competitions after it was confirmed Liverpool will play the first leg of their last 16 tie against RB Leipzig in Budapest.
Uefa revealed the Puskas Arena in the Hungarian capital will host the match on February 16 with Covid-19 regulations preventing the English side from travelling to Germany.