The United Kingdom closed its borders for Danish travelers with immediate effect on Saturday. Citizens of the United Kingdom and those holding valid visas are permitted to travel from Denmark to the United Kingdom. They have to be set aside for 14 days.
The new measures will prevent Caspar Shamechell (Leicester), Jonas Losal (Everton), Andreas Christensen (Chelsea), Janik Westergaard (Southampton), Heinrich Dalsgaard (Brentford), Matthias Jensen (Brentford) and Pierre-Emile Höjberge (Treter). For Denmark against Sweden.
Swades has to do without Victor Lindelof (Manchester United), Robin Olsen (Everton), Emil Craft (Newcastle) and Ken Sema (Watford). Phillip Hollander, who plays for the Rangers in Scotland, is also not.
National trainers from Denmark and Sweden have now called for a handful of replacements. Notably there are many players from their own national leagues.
“When players have to remain in quarantine for more than 5 days, clubs are not obliged to leave their players,” the Swedish Association said in a press release. According to the Swedish Federation, players who play in the United Kingdom will be drawn for the Nations League games against Croatia (14/11) and France (17/11).
Denmark also hopes to rely on its Premier League and Championship players for the decisive league league against the Premier League (15/11 in Copenhagen in Iceland) and the Red Devils (18/11 in Leuven). “It is important that we can establish our strongest possible team against Iceland and Belgium”, says national coach Caspar Hazulmand.
The Federation of Denmark regrets that, in the meantime, there has still not been clear communication from the United Kingdom as to what extent Danish travel applies to the international border.