- Qatar reportedly wants COVID-19 vaccination for all players at 2022 World Cup
- It has raised concerns that its star players may be robbed from the tournament.
- There are many professional players who are still refusing to get jobs
- Testing untested players every three days is an option being discussed
- Host country Qatar is demanding that all participating fans be double jawed
Qatar is reportedly pushing for mandatory COVID-19 vaccination for all players participating in the 2022 World Cup.
The Gulf nation has already revealed that anyone participating in the tournament next November will have to be double jab and have taken the same position with players, according to Athletic.
However, it is known that professional players have mixed views on getting the vaccine and there are some concerns that Qatar’s stance could rob the tournament of its stars – something all teams want to avoid.
Qatar insists on mandatory Covid-19 jabs for players participating in World Cup
Qatar, which has so far administered more than 4.6 million vaccines, about 82 percent of their population, is in discussions with FIFA and medical authorities in efforts to reach an amicable solution.
The Athletic claims several options are being considered, including allowing unvaccinated players to report negative tests every three days.
Qatar’s position on vaccines may be a factor in some international stars’ decisions as to whether or not there is a jab.
Several Premier League clubs are known to have players still opposed to the Covid-19 vaccine, including Arsenal and Switzerland star Granit Zaka.
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted last month that ‘not all players are double-pocketed’, adding: ‘I encourage them to get vaccinated but you can’t force anyone to do so’ Can.’ United goalkeeper Dean Henderson has been battling Kovid for a long time.
Newcastle manager Steve Bruce has admitted that many of his players have not been vaccinated – despite their goalkeeper Carl Darlow being hospitalized with the virus – and citing ‘conspiracy theories’ as a reason why so many are reluctant.
The Gulf Nation has already said that fans should be ready to attend games in the tournament (pictured is a health worker vaccinating a person against COVID-19 in the Qatari city of Al-Waqra)
Switzerland star Granit Zaka was the first confirmed Premier League player to refuse a jab
Deputy Chief Medical Officer Jonathan Van-Tam has urged players to get the vaccine and told them to ignore the myths surrounding it.
SportsMail revealed over the weekend that Van-Tam told players he was “not going to mince words” in a video designed to provide them with the “scientific facts they need” to convince footballers to get vaccinated. Huh’.
Meanwhile, Qatar has also had to painstakingly negotiate the logistics around Covid ahead of the Arab Cup, which begins on November 30 and will be used as a test event for next year’s World Cup.
For that tournament, fans would be required to be fully vaccinated to participate but players would not be required to follow suit.
The Premier League could find itself in a similarly uncomfortable position that fans are vaccinated, but unvaccinated players and staff are allowed into stadiums if vaccine passports are introduced for major sporting events later in the winter. are done.
France stars can defend their World Cup in Qatar only if they are jaded