In light of what has been a logistical nightmare caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Uruguay’s FA has cancelled the international call up for Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani.
Confirmation that the country will not be calling up their experienced forward for their upcoming World Cup qualifying fixtures was confirmed in an official communication made on social media.
Cavani not going away with Uruguay. ‘According to the situation that has occurred for players from England, the Uruguayan Football Association has decided to cancel the call up for Edinson Cavani.’ #mufc https://t.co/5cuz9MQKXV
— Charlotte Duncker (@CharDuncker) August 30, 2021
Uruguay is on the UK Government’s ‘red list’ of countries affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and therefore, should any person, including professional athletes, travel to and from the country, will be required to complete 10 full days of isolation – a requirement which would undoubtedly throw domestic club’s preparations into chaos.
However, despite initial concerns that Cavani may want to represent his country, now with official confirmation that the striker will not be required for the next set of international fixtures, Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will likely be relieved and feel like he has a weight off his mind.
The Red Devils’ next domestic fixture is scheduled to take place on 11 September against Steve Bruce’s Newcastle United and will be played at Old Trafford.