For the ÖFB team, three important World Cup qualifiers are on the program at the end of March against Scotland (25.3), the Faroe Islands (28.3) and Denmark (31.3.). For a long time it looked like that due to Germany’s entry regulations, team boss Franco Foda would have to do without all Bundesliga legionnaires. Since Friday evening, the Austrian Football Association has been drawing new hope.
As of Sunday, the Robert Koch Institute will no longer classify Great Britain as a virus variant area, but “only” as an area with an increased risk of corona infection. This means that a 14-day quarantine is not mandatory for players from Germany when entering the country.
FIFA exempts clubs from their obligation to park their players for the international break, as long as they return to quarantine for at least five days. This provision no longer applies to Austria’s German legionnaires.
“The chance is now much higher than before,” said ÖFB managing director Bernhard Neuhold to the APA optimistic. There should be clarity over the course of Saturday.
Foda will still not be able to count on Adrian Grbic against Scotland, the French league prohibits participation outside the EU / WR area during the international break.