After Bremen and Arminia Bielefeld have refused to place their national players in risk areas, Borussia Dortmund could also exercise this right. BVB Sports Director Michael Zorc at least made it clear that the Dortmund are reviewing the current situation.
“We are in the clarification phase with the local authorities and have not yet made a final decision,” said the 58-year-old “Ruhr News”.
The BVB should soon have clarity. However, the district club is running out of time, starting on Sunday the obligation to leave begins.
The main responsibility for the quarantine regulations of the BVB professionals is the Dortmunder Health Office. This, however, could be overruled by the Land of NRW.
After the last game break, many federal leagues had criticised, among other things, TSG Hoffenheim had to give up its Coronavirus-infected destroyer Andrej Kramaric for a longer period of t im e after the staging period in October.
The In October, the FIFA World Association had amended the rules on the obligation to cancel until the end of the year. Accordingly, clubs do not have to abstain from their national players, if at the place of the association or at the place of the country game “a mandatory quarantine or self-isolation of at least five days” is to be observed or “a travel restriction” exists for one of these cities.
Werder and Arminia make use of the new rule
Werder Bremen had the first Bundesliga on Thursday morning declares to make use of this right. In the afternoon Arminia moved to Bielefeld.
“We talked to our players and associations. We know that the players would like to travel to their teams. However, we cannot take the risk against the background of the overall situation,”explained Bremen Managing Director Frank Baumann.
Arminia Managing Director Samir Arabi:”Except for the players of the German U21 (Amos Pieper and Arne Maier; d.Red.) all nominated players would travel to risk areas. As a result, they would have to be quarantined for five days after arriving in Bielefeld. That is why we will not put them down, we have decided after consultation with various authorities and informed the players.”