Ligue 1: African players will not be released for international matches

Like the South American internationals, the players of the African selections playing in the French L1 and L2 championships will not participate in international matches at the end of the month announced the LFP (Professional Football League) this Wednesday evening .

In the absence of a septaine exemption for foreign international players made available to their national team and in view of the response times imposed by international regulations, the Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 clubs have, in fact, decided to the unanimity this Wednesday to apply the FIFA circular of February 5, 2021 taking into account the many travel restrictions in the world.

Several clubs had already made the decision

The professional clubs of France will therefore not make available for selection the foreign players summoned for matches outside the European Union zone during the end of March. Several clubs from L1, Nantes, Dijon, Brest and Metz, had already taken the decision to prohibit their players from joining their country. « We announced to the players that they would not be released, » FC Metz coach Frédéric Antonetti said this weekend. I have ten selectable players including 8 holders. I am not masochistic! I can’t do without it for the 2 matches in Monaco (Editor’s note: in L1, April 3, then in the Coupe de France three days later). A very smart decision has been made in South America. Africa and Asia should be inspired by it. « 

At PSG, Idrissa Gueye and Abdou Diallo received a summons to join the selection of Senegal. It would have been a first for Diallo. He will have to wait.

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