Spurs man named in preliminary national team squad despite travel restrictions

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Dom Le Roy

The Daily Mirror have revealed that Steven Bergwijn has been included in the preliminary Netherlands squad for their World Cup qualifiers later this month.

The international break, scheduled for 22 March to 1 April, has been the source of much controversy over recent weeks amidst the travel restrictions imposed by the UK government on those returning from ‘red list’ countries.

FIFA has given clubs the right to prevent their players from joining up with their national teams if they would require to quarantine for five or more days on their return to the UK.

Jose Mourinho has already said that clubs should have right to protect their players and revealed that Spurs will make a decision when the venues for different international fixtures have been confirmed.

The South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) have already decided to postpone the World Cup qualifiers scheduled for later this month.

This means that the likes of Erik Lamela, Giovani Lo Celso, Lucas Moura and Davinson Sanchez will stay in London through the international break.

However, with Bergwijn being named in the Netherlands’ preliminary squad for their upcoming qualifiers against Turkey, Latvia and Gibraltar, Spurs now face a decision on whether to let the wide player leave.

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Begwijn has not played much football for Spurs recently and perhaps that might influence the club’s decision on whether or not to allow him to join up with the national team.

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