There has been a new movement in the problem of releasing football professionals before the upcoming World Cup qualifiers. By removing Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Ireland from the list of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for virus variant areas, numerous players from German clubs can now compete for their national teams in matches in the previous risk zones.
Until the announcement of the new RKI assessment, several clubs had forbidden their players to travel to games in the United Kingdom and on the Irish island because of the associated quarantine obligation when returning to Germany.
Bayern Munich’s Polish world footballer Robert Lewandowski now has the opportunity to take part in the game in England, as does his compatriot Krzysztof Piatek from Hertha BSC.
Lewandowski’s club colleague David Alaba could play with Austria in Scotland, for which his national team colleague Sasa Kalajdzic from VfB Stuttgart already received permission on Saturday.
Borussia Mönchengladbach’s duo Stefan Lainer and Valentino Lazaro can also be considered for the Alpine republic. Norway is now also assuming that Borussia Dortmund’s striker Erling Haaland will be allowed to play for the Scandinavians in the game on Gibraltar. The Bundesliga professionals are already options for the Czech Republic at the game in Wales.