Because of the health restrictions to be respected when traveling outside the European Union, Idrissa Gueye (PSG) is not expected to join Senegal during the international truce in March.
For the next international break, the workforce of PSG will certainly be more provided than usual. Like the Argentines and Brazilians in the group, Senegalese Idrissa Gueye is also unlikely to join his selection at the end of the month.
The Senegalese national team must yet face Congo and Eswatini on March 26 and 30 for the qualifiers for the African Cup of Nations. But the health restrictions in force in France pose a problem for non-European internationals. The authorities require any traveler returning from a country outside the European Union to self-isolate for seven days to avoid any risk from Covid-19. This would logically prevent the footballers concerned from training and playing in the league just after the international break.
Clubs can retain the internationals concerned
This health measure, which also exists in an identical or similar way in other countries of the European continent, has pushed FIFA to allow clubs to retain their internationals who would be forced to isolate themselves on their return from selection. It also caused the postponement of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers scheduled during this truce in the South America zone. Thus, the problem no longer exists for Marquinhos, Neymar, Angel Di Maria or Leandro Paredes.
In recent weeks, several French and foreign coaches have already expressed their reluctance to release their internationals. “We need a decision so that neither the federations nor the clubs suffer any deficit by a problem that cannot be resolved,” said Mauricio Pochettino, PSG coach. Same story with Pep Guardiola, Manchester City coach: “I think it does not make sense if the players go to the national team and then have to isolate themselves for 10 days on their return”.