World dispute about the release of DFB players for Ukraine trip threatens

10:00  24 september  2020
10:00  24 september  2020 Source:   sevencooks.com

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Bundestrainer Joachim Löw muss mit dem DFB-Team in die Ukraine reisen. © Christian Charisius / dpa national coach Joachim Löw has to travel to Ukraine with the DFB team.

There is a threat of a conflict between national coach Joachim Löw and the clubs of his national team about being released for the international matches in October.

background is the quarantine rules that apply due to the coronavirus pandemic for entry from risk areas such as Ukraine, where the DFB selection is to play in the Nations League on October 10th. "We are working on solutions, but we reserve the right not to turn off the players unless there is a rule that allows them to be used again immediately," quoted the "kicker" Sebastian Kehl, the licensed player boss of Borussia Dortmund.

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The subject of the secondments for national players occupies the Bundesliga club "extremely", said Kehl. After the international matches in September, some clubs had problems with the use of professionals who had traveled to risk areas with their selection teams. Hertha's Polish striker Krzysztof Piatek was missing from the DFB Cup because he had to be quarantined.

The world governing body FIFA had recently left it up to the clubs to decide whether to deploy their professionals for games in risk areas. If this solution also applies to October, the clubs would not have to approve their German national players for the Ukraine game.

national coach Löw wants to nominate his squad for the two games in Cologne against Turkey (October 7th) and Switzerland (October 13th) and the game in Ukraine in the coming week. DFB director Oliver Bierhoff referred to the national team's hygiene concept. "The clubs know that we take special care," said Bierhoff. The trip to Ukraine will only take 36 hours. "We will continue to move in a protected circle on site," assured Bierhoff. A travel warning from the Federal Foreign Office currently applies to Ukraine.

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