German clubs do not allow young Orange players to travel to Belarus

Werder Bremen attacker Tahith Chong and the Hertha BSC-players Javairo Dilrosun, Deyovaisio Zeefuik and Daishawn Redan will not go with the Dutch Team to Belarus. The players have been recalled by their German club

According to the Bundesligaclubs, the trio would have to spend five days in quarantine if they were in Belarus, in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

In the Netherlands, the footballers of the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport received dispensation for this. The rules in Germany differ per state and are not the same everywhere as in the Netherlands.

Monday, during the press moment of the Dutch Junior Team, this was already a matter of discussion. At that time, however, it was not yet clear that the players of the German clubs would not play against Belarus

Chong, Dilrosun, Zeefuik and Redan will miss the European Championship qualification duel with Belarus on Friday, but will be able to play in a Hertha practice duel with Hamburger SV on Saturday.

After that game, they will report back to the Dutch Team, which will play on Tuesday in Almere against Norway.

Normally clubs are obliged to hand over their players to the national teams. Because of the current problem with the coronavirus, the world football association FIFA recently decided, in consultation with the European federation UEFA, that clubs may keep their players at home, in case they would have to spend at least five days in quarantine on their return.