Premier League calls meeting to block players from red-listed internationals

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Premier League clubs have called a 'crisis' meeting to attempt to block their players from leaving for the upcoming international break over quarantine fears.

Players have returned to their club sides after a summer of international tournaments that resulted in extended breaks.

But a new international break is already on the horizon next month.

And Premier League sides are keen to prevent their players from falling victim to quarantine rules that could see stars miss key clashes.

According to The Times, there are fears that players could miss up to six games over the next two months due to the UK's quarantine rules.

The report states that up to 60 stars could be affected, as they are required to quarantine upon returning to the country.

That is in stark contrast to the Bundesliga, where it is estimated that only eight players would be affected by quarantining rules.

Liverpool have reportedly told the Egyptian and Brazilian FA they will block Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Alisson and Fabinho from flying out for international duty.

Manchester City, who would be among the biggest losers, are also reportedly monitoring the situation with Ederson and Gabriel Jesus set to join Brazil.

Brazil is red-listed by the UK, and the Selecao also travel to Chile – another country on the UK's red list.

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These concerns aren't exclusive to the Premier League.

PSG have written to FIFA to complain about the length of the international break, which was extended to 11 days.

This means Lionel Messi could miss his planned home debut, on September 12, due to quarantine rules.

Messi is yet to make an appearance for PSG, but he is expected to be handed his debut against Stade De Reims on Sunday.

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Next month sees the first international break of the season, and European sides continue their World Cup qualification bids.

A second break takes place in November.

And players from red-listed countries could spend 20 days in quarantine over the next couple of months.

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