In the Bundesliga, there has been increasing criticism of the World Federation’s extended period of notice for national players. “This should not happen again. This should be understood as a warning to FIFA. I guess we won’t have it again. And neither are English or Italians,” said Bayer Leverkusen managing director Rudy Voller. rioters.
Leverkusen will be up against Borussia Dortmund on September 11 without Chile’s Charles Aranguez, Argentina’s Execuel Palacios and Ecuadorian Piero Hincapie. All three professionals play for their countries in World Cup qualifying on the night of 10 September. This has already angered Bayer coach Gerardo Zion: “It is a novelty in world football that players are no longer available. It is annoying and inconvenient – for us and for the players as well.” Although the Swiss expressed understanding for holding the Games as seen in March, they did mention the employment relationship: “It’s just about the fact that the players we employ are not there on an important work day.”
Voller sees it this way: “Basically, I understand associations, but it’s just a bad solution.” He advocated a move: “The easiest solution would be for the clubs who are hardest hit to play on Sunday.”
Dortmunders also see reason to complain. Since last strong American international Giovanni Reyna is not expected to return from his international tour until 10 September with three matches against El Salvador, Canada and Honduras and will be handicapped by the time change, he should hardly be part of the starting eleven. “This is once again an unequal treatment of the interests of the club and the associations – at the expense of the clubs. It is not ideal for Live and for us either,” complained BVB sporting director Michael Zork.
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