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Covid-19 restrictions make Bellingham a doubt for England

Wed 17 March 2021 | 14:05

Due to a change in Germany’s Covid-19 rules, the England international may be deprived of his chance to join his national team for their World Cup qualifiers starting next week.

FA officials believed that

Borussia Dortmund

had immunity from the new rules, which meant the players wouldn’t have to quarantine themselves for two weeks following their return to Germany from national duty.

According to

Sky Sports

, however, North Rhine Westphalia’s new Covid-19 rules is preventing Dortmund midfielder

Jude Bellingham

from going on his international break.

Gareth Southgate

is eager to name the 17-year-old in his squad, with talks being had with the officials for Bellingham to be an exemption.

Based on the club rights,

Sebastian Kehl

believes that Dortmund can prevent players from leaving with their national team if they end up missing matches in their return.

The 17-year-old is England’s third-youngest player in the senior squad behind Wayne Rooney and Theo Walcott, to have featured for his side in the thumping 3-0 victory over the Republic of Ireland in November.

The teenager has been pulling off impressive performances since he joined Dortmund in 2020, making 21

Bundesliga

appearances and contributing three assists.

England will start their qualifier clash against San Marino on March 25, before taking on Albania on March 28. They will then lock horns with Wembley on March 31.


source: SportMob