FC Nantes announced through a press release published on its website on Wednesday March 17, its desire not to release these international players who have been selected to play outside the EU. This decision comes the day after Dijon FCO’s announcement to do the same with its internationals concerned.
Private exit. Some FC Nantes internationals will not have the right to join their selection if it has to play matches outside the European Union. This,“In the absence of health guarantees in accordance with the requirements of the French government in force to date” indicates the Nantes press release.
According to the club: “This decision (…) is justified by the return protocol imposed on travelers who have traveled outside the European Union, who must in particular respect a seven-day isolation.” The international break takes place at the end of March and a seven-day isolation would deprive these Canaries who left for selection outside the EU to take part in the match against OGC Nice on April 4 as part of the 31st day of Ligue 1.
This Nantes decision comes the day after that of Dijon, based on the same arguments. The Burgundy club would have been particularly affected if he had decided to let go of the players concerned. Seven of his team playing in African teams would have been forced to leave the EU and miss the match against Olympique de Marseille on the 31st day of Ligue 1.