There has been a new movement in releasing football professionals ahead of the upcoming World Cup qualifiers. With the removal of Great Britain, Northern Ireland and Ireland from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) list of virus variant areas, many players from German clubs will be able to compete in former risk zones for their former teams.
Until the announcement of the new RKI rating, many clubs had banned their players from traveling to games in the United Kingdom and the Irish Islands, as they were subject to the relevant shipping ban upon return to Germany.
Bayern Munich’s Polish world footballer Robert Lewandowski now has the opportunity to play in England, as will his teammate Christoph Piatte from Hertha BSC.
Lewandowski’s club teammate David Alaba could play for Austria in Scotland, with his national team – mate VFB Sattagart ‘s Sasa Kalajji getting permission on Saturday.
The Alpine Republic may consider Borussia Manchengladbach’s pair of Stefan Leiner and Valentino Lazaro. Norway now believe Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Holland will be allowed to play for Scandinavian players in the match in Gibraltar. Bundesliga professionals in the game in Wales are already options for the Czech Republic.