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Sydney FC Seek Quarantine Practice Assurances Ahead of Asian Champions League Travel

Sydney FC (Photo Credit: Twitter)

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A-League champions Sydney FC might not journey to Qatar for the Asian Champions League (ACL) if the Australian authorities doesn’t give them permission to coach collectively throughout quarantine on their return.

  • Reuters
  • Last Updated: October 16, 2020, 16:08 IST
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A-League champions Sydney FC might not journey to Qatar for the Asian Champions League (ACL) if the Australian authorities doesn’t give them permission to coach collectively throughout quarantine on their return, coach Steve Corica has stated.

Sydney, Melbourne Victory and Perth Glory are because of play their remaining ACL group video games in a hub in Doha subsequent month however having to quarantine after they return may disrupt preparations for the home season, which begins on Dec. 27.

Under present guidelines designed to gradual the unfold of the brand new coronavirus, anybody arriving in Australia should quarantine for 14 days in a lodge. “(Without an exemption) we’d have to consider if it’s worthwhile going,” Corica instructed the Australian Associated Press.

“It’s probably not secure for the gamers to come back again right here, (quarantine for) two weeks, not prepare after which go straight into the A-League season. We’re working by way of that now with the federal government – the membership’s taking care of that – however I’m fairly certain we’ll be capable to come again right here, quarantine and prepare as properly.”

The ACL was suspended in March because of the pandemic and West zone video games had been moved to Qatar when the event resumed final month.

Earlier this month, the Asian Football Confederation moved all remaining video games for East zone sides from Malaysia to Qatar, the place they may happen from Nov. 18 to Dec. 13.

Despite stringent bio-security measures, a number of West zone groups had been affected by the novel coronavirus, with final yr’s winners Al Hilal axed from the competitors after they had been solely capable of muster 11 gamers for his or her closing group fixture.

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