Champions League 2021-2022: Unvaccinated players – With the Champions League games soon arriving a concern has risen for unvaccinated Real Madrid and Chelsea players who may potentially be forced to miss the Champions League ties in which are to be played in France. Real Madrid and Chelsea may be forced to leave any players who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 at home for their Champions League matches in France. Follow InsideSport.IN for the latest news.
Uefa has confirmed that clubs in European competitions will have to comply with any local rules on Covid vaccinations, meaning that Chelsea’s unvaccinated players may have to miss the away leg of their Champions League tie with Lille
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Champions League 2021-2022: UEFA on Unvaccinated players
In a statement on Thursday, UEFA said they will be required in principle to observe restrictions in any country, adding further guidance will be made ahead of the knockout stages of the Champions League.
“The specific conditions under which matches are played in each country are subject to the decisions of the competent authorities in that country,” UEFA said. “Each team will in principle be required to comply with the applicable rules in the country where the match takes place.
“But the specific competition Annexes – still under elaboration – which contain special rules due to COVID-19 applicable to the knock-out phase, may provide further guidance in this regard.” In 2021, European club matches were moved to neutral venues due to travel bans in several countries, caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
However, the current vaccination situation is different because the rules only apply to certain individuals.
Champions League 2021-2022: Real Madrid and Chelsea players who are unvaccinated may miss Champions League ties in France