Jude Bellingham CAN report to England’s squad in boost to Gareth Southgate after Borussia Dortmund ace is handed quarantine exemption… meaning 17-year-old does NOT have to isolate for 14 days on return to Germany
- Jude Bellingham can report for international duty due to quarantine exemption
- The 17-year-old was a major doubt for the forthcoming World Cup qualifiers
- But the German government gave the Borussia Dortmund star an exemption
Jude Bellingham can report for international duty after the German government gave the Borussia Dortmund midfielder quarantine exemption.
Sportsmail revealed last week how the 17-year-old was a major doubt for the forthcoming World Cup qualifiers due to strict Covid guidelines that would mean Bellingham would have to quarantine for 14 days once returning from international duty.
England manager Gareth Southgate still selected the teenager in his squad last week but admitted he would unlikely be able to meet up due to the restrictions.
Jude Bellingham can report for England duty after German government gave him exemption
But there was growing hope on Sunday that Bellingham would receive the required clearance to travel to England without being required to quarantine when returning to Germany – news which has now been confirmed.
Poland, who face England next week, were due to be without star striker Robert Lewandowski for the clash at Wembley for the same reason by the Bayern Munich forward has been given the necessary exemption which has boosted England’s argument.
Meanwhile, Marcus Rashford’s availability for the matches is under a cloud after a foot injury ruled him out of the clash against Leicester on Sunday.
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said: ‘The doctor will speak to the English (FA) but I think he’ll travel and report [for international duty]. Maybe he’ll be fit for them.’
The 17-year-old was a major doubt for the forthcoming World Cup qualifiers due to guidelines
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