Traveling Banned in Italy
Local health authorities ban some team players from traveling.
After the emergence of Coronavirus among several teams includingFiorentina
local ASLs decided to prevent the players of the mentioned squads from traveling. Therefore only a few of Italian internationals joined their team’s training while others will either arrive later or are in self-isolation.
Players likeGian Marco Ferrari
, Domenico Berardi and Manuel Locatelli will join their team once their isolation is over others includingAlessandro Bastoni
have been given the permission to join after recovering from Covid-19 a month ago. Some of the players from other nations have also been allowed to join their national teams but there are still players who are kept in isolation.
"We’ve had many problems with Italian clubs and I still don’t know if have no certainty that Milenkovic and Vlahovic will be able to join us. We are in contact with Fiorentina and with the local authorities, we hope that they will be able to arrive today or tomorrow,” said Bosnia coach Ljubisa Tumbakovic.
“I’m worried about the lack of coordination from some local health authorities, because the lack of available players at an international level entails sanctions,” said FIGC President Gabriele Gravina.
“We have worked with the relevant ministers. From this point of view, Italy is not making a good international impression.
“I say this with bitterness and regret. We are the only Federation in Europe that has problems of this type.”
Inter’s CEO Beppe Marotta also talked about the situation saying: “This situation is creating inequality, so I demand the Minister for Sport Spadafora intervenes,” he said.
“It alters the regularity of various tournaments. I find it absurd that the ASL in different regions act differently, from Rome to Milan to Florence.
“There are protocols, but there is also this grey area created by the lack of any central organisation. Every ASL then becomes crucial to the fortunes of the club.
“This makes my raising the alarm even more important, as I said a few days ago we had to protect players from injury on international duty.”
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