International players from South America who play in La Liga will be able to join their teams on Sunday for the September run of three matches leading up to the qualifying stage for the Qatar 2022 World Cup. Sport Lausanne (TAS) after Spanish football employers were denied the precaution they requested on Friday The past, which was included in FIFA’s lawsuit against players for remaining under the discipline of their clubs during the period in which they were called, is from August 29. Until September 9. Clubs banned designated players from traveling until the Court of Arbitration for Sport resolved the matter. The judge ruled only on precautionary measures, but not on the matter.
LaLiga decided to take the case to TAS last Friday, three weeks after FIFA announced a change of dates, extending the window by two days. The Spanish clubs had previously expressed their support for the English Premier League, which was the first to inform that it would not yield to the players who had been called up to participate in the qualifying qualifiers for the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL). Adhering to a 10-day quarantine upon return from countries included in the UK’s red list for covid-19, is the argument of English clubs.
For its part, LaLiga claimed that FIFA decided on August 7 to unilaterally amend the international calendar by extending the qualifying period for the Confederation of American Football (CONMEBOL) for another two days. The Spanish Employers Association considers this to be a serious harm to their clubs because when they return, the players will not get enough rest and in some cases, such as Atlético Madrid, the six recalled players face the risk of not arriving. It’s time to play the match against Espanyol, in Barcelona, which is scheduled for Sunday 12th September at 2:00pm. With a firm decision from TAS, LaLiga has asked the competitions committee of the Spanish Football Federation to postpone Seville – Barcelona and Villarreal – Alaves, starting from Saturday 11 September, and to amend the eight match schedules the next day.
This division has put on the table the differences of interests between Europe and South America and put the players in a quandary, all of whom were contacted by their coaches to stress the importance of representing their country and reaching the World Cup qualifiers. Among the matches to be played there are Brazil and Argentina, with all that this means for both footballers and fans in both countries.
If they do not travel, the FIFA Disciplinary Regulations require that players in national or international competitions not be lined up during the period equivalent to the period in which they should be with their national teams. If used, clubs run the risk of improper compatibility, as well as sanctioning the body that governs world football.
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