Full List Of EPL Players Stopped From Going For The International Break

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Full list of Premier League players blocked from travelling to red list countries in the international break

Mohamed Salah, Thiago Silva and Edinson Cavani are all impacted (Photos: Getty)

 

Premier League clubs have “reluctantly but unanimously” agreed to prevent players travelling to “red-list” countries during the upcoming international break.

The decision was taken due to the fact a 10-day hotel quarantine is required for those returning to England after visiting a country or territory which features in the “red” list on the UK’s traffic-light system for travel.

All 10 nations in the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) are currently on that list, ruling out any Premier League player from travelling to the continent for the World Cup qualifiers.

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A significant number of African nations also feature, meaning September’s World Cup qualifiers will see a number of players staying in England rather than representing their country.

Liverpool’s Brazilian trio Alisson, Fabinho and Roberto Firmino are among those impacted, so too Mohamed Salah, while Brighton, Leicester and Watford stand to benefit by having five players stay at home for a week’s rest and training as opposed to playing elsewhere.

Government’s ‘red’ list of countries and territories

The following countries and territories are currently on the UK Government’s “red” list regarding travel to England. Nations ranked in FIFA’s top 50 are in bold:

Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burundi, Cape Verde, ChileColombia, Congo (Democratic Republic), Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Georgia, Guyana, Haiti, Indonesia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Maldives, Mayotte, Mexico, Mongolia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, ParaguayPeru, Philippines, Réunion, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, TunisiaTurkey, Uganda, UruguayVenezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe

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What did the Premier League say?

“Premier League clubs have reluctantly but unanimously decided not to release players for international matches played in red-list countries next month,” the Premier League said in a statement on Tuesday.

“The clubs’ decision, which is strongly supported by the Premier League, will apply to nearly 60 players from 19 Premier League clubs who are due to travel to 26 red-list countries in the September international window.

“This follows Fifa’s current position not to extend its temporary release exception for players required to quarantine on their return from international duty.

“Extensive discussions have taken place with both the FA and the Government to find a solution, but due to ongoing public health concerns relating to incoming travellers from red-list countries, no exemption has been granted.

“If required to quarantine on return from red-list countries, not only would players’ welfare and fitness be significantly impacted, but they would also be unavailable to prepare for and play in two Premier League match rounds, a Uefa club competition matchday and the third round of the EFL Cup.

“This period takes into consideration 10 days of hotel quarantine on return to England but does not include any additional time that would be required for players to regain match fitness.”

Which players are affected?

The Premier League stated nearly 60 players are impacted, and i‘s list below identifies 55 affected by the decision, with one or all of their nations’ upcoming matches set to be played in a country on the “red” list.

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It was compiled based on recent or potential call-ups, plus nations who had already announced their squads, such as Argentina and Brazil.

Arsenal

  • Mohamed Elneny (Egypt)
  • Lucas Torriera (Uruguay)
  • Nicolas Pepe (Ivory Coast – who are due to play in Mozambique on 3 September)

NB. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s Gabon are due to play in Libya and Gabon, both on the “amber” list.

Aston Villa

  • Emiliano Buendia (Argentina)
  • Emiliano Martinez (Argentina)
  • Marvelous Nakamba (Zimbabwe)

Brentford

  • Halil Dervisoglu (Turkey)
  • Tariqe Fosu-Henry (Ghana – who are due to play in South Africa on 6 September)
  • Frank Onyeka (Nigeria – who are due to play in Cape Verde on 7 September)
  • Yoana Wissa (DR Congo)

Brighton

  • Steven Alzate (Colombia)
  • Yves Bissouma (Mali – who are due to play in Uganda on 6 September)
  • Moises Caicedo (Ecuador)
  • Enock Mwepu (Zambia)
  • Percy Tau (South Africa)

Burnley

N/A

Chelsea

  • Thiago Silva (Brazil)

NB. Edouard Mendy’s Senegal play at home and then in Congo, Hakim Ziyech’s Morocco play at home and then in Guinea, with all on the “amber” list.

Crystal Palace

  • Jordan Ayew (Ghana – who are due to play in South Africa on 6 September)
  • Jeffrey Schlupp (Ghana – same as above)
  • Wilfried Zaha (Ivory Coast – who are due to play in Mozambique on 3 September)

Everton

  • Alex Iwobi (Nigeria – who are due to play in Cape Verde on 7 September)
  • Yerry Mina (Colombia)
  • Richarlison (Brazil)
  • James Rodriguez (Colombia)

Leeds United

  • Helder Costa (Angola)
  • Raphinha (Brazil)

Leicester City

  • Daniel Amartey (Ghana – who are due to play in South Africa on 6 September)
  • Patson Daka (Zambia)
  • Kelechi Iheanacho (Nigeria – who are due to play in Cape Verde on 7 September)
  • Wilfred Ndidi (Nigeria – same as above)
  • Caglar Soyuncu (Turkey)
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Liverpool

  • Alisson (Brazil)
  • Fabinho (Brazil)
  • Roberto Firmino (Brazil)
  • Mohamed Salah (Egypt)

NB. Sadio Mane’s Senegal play at home and then in Congo, Naby Keita’s Guinea play in Guinea-Bissau and then at home, all on the “amber” list.

Manchester City

  • Ederson (Brazil)
  • Gabriel Jesus (Brazil)

NB. Riyad Mahrez’s Algeria play at home and then in Burkina Faso, both on the “amber” list.

Manchester United

  • Eric Bailly (Ivory Coast – who are due to play in Mozambique on 3 September)
  • Edinson Cavani (Uruguay)
  • Amad Diallo (Ivory Coast – same as above)
  • Fred (Brazil)

Newcastle United

  • Miguel Almiron (Paraguay)

Norwich City

  • Onel Hernandez (Cuba)

Southampton

  • Moussa Djenepo (Mali – who are due to play in Uganda on 6 September)

Tottenham

  • Serge Aurier (Ivory Coast – who are due to play in Mozambique on 3 September)
  • Giovani Lo Celso (Argentina)
  • Davinson Sanchez (Colombia)
  • Cristian Romero (Argentina)

Watford

  • Emmanuel Dennis (Nigeria – who are due to play in Cape Verde on 7 September)
  • Peter Etebo (Nigeria – same as above)
  • Francisco Sierralta (Chile)
  • William Troost-Ekong (Nigeria – same as above)
  • Ozan Tufan (Turkey)

West Ham

  • Arthur Masuaku (DR Congo)

NB. Said Benrahma’s Algeria play at home and then in Burkina Faso, both on the “amber” list.

Wolves

  • Willy Boly (Ivory Coast – who are due to play in Mozambique on 3 September)
  • Yerson Mosquera (Colombia)