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Why Lindelof won’t be released for Sweden’s clash against Denmark

Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof has been withdrawn from Sweden’s friendly match due to quarantine rules.

He will not be allowed to play against Denmark due to the United Kingdom’s new quarantine protocols, so none of the five players based across England and Scotland will feature in Brøndbyvester on Wednesday.

Those players include Robin Olsen, Emil Krafth, Filip Helander, Ken Sema and United’s Lindelof.

However, all players can link up with their international teammates ahead of their Nations League fixtures against Croatia and France.

It’s good that these restrictions are in place because football needs to limit the spread of coronavirus in order for domestic leagues to operate.

There are concerns over a mutated strain of coronavirus being spread from mink farms in Denmark.

A statement from the Swedish FA read: “Sweden’s five national team players from England and Scotland will not be available in the international training match against Denmark due to quarantine rules. Instead, the players will join the national team gathering in Stockholm after the match against Denmark.”

Lindelof has shown better form of late and it would be a shame to see him suffer a setback when he’s been heavily criticised in recent performances for below par performances.

I don’t think I will ever be convinced by his partnership with Harry Maguire, but that still doesn’t excuse the start we’ve had this season. The table should read a lot better.

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