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Gianni Infantino asks English clubs to release players for international duty

  • Fifa head appeals to Boris Johnson for quarantine exemptions
  • Spanish clubs are also in dispute with Conmebol

The president of Fifa, Gianni Infantino, has said English clubs have an obligation to release players for international duty and has appealed to Boris Johnson to grant quarantine exemptions to those returning from countries on the UK’s red list.

Premier League clubs unanimously decided on Tuesday not to release players for the forthcoming international break who face a 10-day quarantine on their return. The English Football League followed suit on Wednesday while, in a separate dispute with Fifa, La Liga has confirmed it will support Spanish clubs that refuse to release players for Conmebol fixtures in protest at their international window being extended from nine to 11 days.

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