For the past three matches of the South American World Cup qualifiers, Manchester United stars Edinson Cavani and Fred didn’t travel to join their national teams.
The Red Devils duo were among the players who couldn’t travel due to their need for quarantine once they returned to the United Kingdom, with it also thought Cavani wasn’t fit enough.
Now as more international games are set to take place in a couple of weeks, it now looks like both Manchester United footballers may be able to take part this time.
There are two recent reports which seem confident about it. One of them, from UOL, says there’s now ‘optimism’ from FIFA and South American federations that the UK Government will open an exception for players.
It’s said that before the weekend, there should be an agreement for the internationals to be able to travel as long as they stay in a ‘bubble’. That means they can only move for training and games while abroad, and will repeat that behaviour in their first 10 days after returning to England.
Specifically regarding Cavani, the Brazilian Confederation is said to be working to help his arrival as well. That’s because they play Uruguay on October 14th and are helping their rivals to have the striker available.
In August, Argentine players were stopped from playing in Brazil because of a rule directed to people who’ve recently been in the UK, as they’re supposed to quarantine once they land in the country.
International Brazilian players had an exception in that case, and now as officials work to renew that deal, they’re in touch to get authorisation for the Manchester United striker too.
Fred and Cavani should join Brazil and Uruguay by the 4th of October. There’s a match between the two countries on 14th of October, and following their trip to England, they should stay in the bubble at least until the 25th.