Inter Milan players could be sanctioned by Milan Health Authority (ATS) for ‘breaking COVID-19 bubble’. As reported by Tutto Sport’s print edition. Inter have seven non-Italians, Lukaku, Eriksen, Brozovic, Ivan Perisic, Milan Skriniar, Hakimi, and Radu. They went home yesterday to play for their national teams.
Tutto Sport’s print edition said that Milan’s ATS had given them the green light to travel home and complete their 14-day quarantine there. But they had not given them the permission to ‘break the bubble’ and play for their nations’ respective games. The most likely outcome is that Inter’s players will have to pay the fine when they return to Italy next week.
Inter players could be sanctioned, as they play for their national teams
Danilo, Samir, Stefan de Vrij, and Vecino were amongst the ones that tested positive. But no new positive cases have come up which is a relief. The local health authority in Milan had suspended all football games due to the cases until Sunday. While director Ausilio has tested negative, Beppe is yet to recover. But a recent source claims that he is doing better than before. Inter have had 13 players and a few members of the staff and board tested positive for Covid-19. De Vrij and Vecino are in-home quarantine for now.
Conte is hoping his players will not play over their limits during this international break. With everyone except Hakimi as he has two Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers for Morocco due to play. That is three fixtures in the space of eight or nine days. Lukaku, Brozovic, Perisic, and Skriniar will play their final match on March 30 while Eriksen and Radu are in action on March 31, before returning to Gentile. Inter will play their next Serie A fixture away to Bologna on April 3.