Edinson Cavani is unhappy with Manchester United after the Premier League club took a stance to block players from representing their countries if they appear on the UK government's red list.
In a unanimous decision, all 20 top-flight clubs agreed that players will not be allowed to report for international duty if the fixtures are due to be played in a country with a high rate of infection for covid-19.
Due to UK government law, players would have to quarantine for 10 days on their return and would be unable to train or take part in any team sessions during that time.
The verdict will affect players from 19 of the 20 Premier League clubs, including Cavani, who was due to report for Uruguay at the end of the month.
The veteran striker was quick to vent his frustration at the announcement.
Cavani took to Instagram and shared the Premier League's statement with three question mark emojis.
The 34-year-old will now miss crucial World Cup Qualifying matches against Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador.
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The Premier League had been hoping for a quarantine exemption that would see players embark on international duty without having to undergo 10 days of isolation afterwards.
However, this has not been forthcoming from FIFA who are adamant that the quarantine period has to be followed.
The Premier League understands there will be disappointment from players who were looking forward to representing their national sides, but believes the correct course of action has been taken:
“Premier League clubs have always supported their players’ desires to represent their countries – this is a matter of pride for all concerned," said Premier League CEO Richard Masters.
"However, clubs have reluctantly but rightly come to the conclusion that it would be entirely unreasonable to release players under these new circumstances.
"Quarantine requirements mean that players’ welfare and fitness will be significantly impacted. We understand the challenges that exist in the international match calendar and remain open to workable solutions."
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