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Premier League clubs won't release players for red-list int’ls

Premier League clubs won't release players for red-list int’ls

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The Premier League on Tuesday announced its clubs will not release players for international matches played in red-list countries next month.

Later in the evening, the Spanish Liga said they would support clubs if they decide not to release players to red-list countries. Amid frustration that players who travelled to red-list countries would have to follow UK coronavirus quarantine regulations ruling them out of several of their club's matches, the league has revealed a blanket ban for the September fixtures.

The Egyptian Football Association had said on Monday Liverpool would not release Mohamed Salah for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Angola and Gabon due to the quarantine rules. It was also reported that Liverpool would refuse to release Fabinho, Roberto Firmino and Alisson Becker for Brazil's three upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

Both Egypt and Brazil are on the UK Government's red list, with "mandatory isolation for 10 days" for travellers returning from those countries.