Ivan Perisic was positive for the coronavirus and he will be absent from all Croatian national team games until the news of the final final confirmed the bad and illogical impression of the European organization.
UEFA uses VAR at the expense of watching the game in order to make the game as fair as possible. On the other hand, in terms of player health, he did nothing to make the whole game fair.
If there are any problems, he is gone now. This European Championship is not a regular season.
A case of infection in the Scottish national team best illustrates the craziness of the European Championship agreement. Let us remind you that the young Scottish star and Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour has tested positive for the coronavirus and that’s why he must be isolated, so he missed the matchup with Croatia. The situation is complicated, because the Scottish captain Andrew Robertson posted a video on Instagram in which he played table tennis with Gilmore and John McKin, but they did not have to be isolated. The explanation is that they are at least two meters apart, which is not considered close contact according to epidemiological rules.
At the same time, England players Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell had to be isolated because they were photographed talking to their club teammates in the tunnel after the game. In the past three weeks, the national team players who slept, ate and bathed with Gilmour, and the national team players who leaned against each other after scoring did not have to be isolated. If there is an example of rules and bureaucracy somewhere that is their own purpose, then the infection of the Scottish national team is the best example.
To make matters worse, just a few days after the match against Scotland, Ivan Perisic tested positive and will not participate in the key game against Spain. In view of the British Public Health Association’s claim that it does not know where Gilmore was infected, and there is a three or four-day transmission period, it is reasonable to ask if Perisic was infected with the coronavirus in that game. What the public rightly asks is-has UEFA taken any measures to reduce the occurrence of this situation?
Back in March, Gareth Southgate was one of those who worried that he would lose a key player because of the title.
“To be honest, I don’t know what we can do, except hope that nothing will happen to us. I think all football players should be vaccinated. These players will travel, play, and then return to their families. They have A potentially disadvantaged group. I think yes, as far as professional sports is concerned, we will not have to live and work like this in the future. A positive test may exclude the entire team from the game. We will have to learn to coexist with me. It’s clear that people who have been vaccinated can get the crown and spread the virus, but they are less likely. Even if they are infected, the serious consequences are much less.
In fact, when Israel has vaccinated more than 60% of the population and small and medium-sized companies provide vaccinations for all its employees, this is not at least an option in the competition that UEFA estimates will generate, which is really crazy. 1 billion euros received. Of course, in cities where all games are played, neither bubbles nor vaccination can eliminate the possibility of infection, but it will reduce the possibility of this happening. In contrast, UEFA has increased the likelihood of this happening by organizing tournaments.
UEFA’s decision to host this tournament in 11 European cities and 10 countries/regions seemed illogical from the beginning. The Swiss national team played its first game in Baku, and the city did not know until December whether the game could be held due to the war on the western border of Azerbaijan. The second game was played in Rome, 3,000 kilometers away, and the last game was played again in Azerbaijan. He will face Bucharest in the round of 16. The Swiss calculated that their national team spent four times as much time on travel as the previous game. On the other hand, Italy, which won 3-0, does not have to leave Rome.
In a little over a week, the Swiss ran 10,000 kilometers to the Intercontinental Championship. At least geographically, the westernmost and easternmost continental points are more than 3,000 kilometers apart. When they knew their schedule and tournament schedule, their coach Vladimir Petkovic commented: “It’s strange, I have to admit. If the game has already been played in several countries, I will divide the group into groups. It’s logical to be in a city or a city. At least two relative to this, we will spend more time in travel, accommodation and adaptation between games, rather than in preparation.”
For fans, such a game is meaningless, because they find it more expensive and difficult to organize in such a “fragmented” Eurozone, and because of the long distance, they often have to choose the game they want to go to instead of Just like before, just stay in one country for a week or two. Then watch all the matches of his national team. Each group has at least one host. In this case, half of the groups even have two hosts. This fact represents an unreasonable and unfair advantage.
So far, every major game has been at least a bit unfair, because at least one team has home court advantage. There are as many as nine hosts in this tournament. Unlike the previous European Cup, the advantage in the stands cannot be offset to some extent. Croatia has a large number of expatriates, so it is not surprising that the national team faces 20,000 fans in a big game. This must be much warmer than the atmosphere at Wembley Stadium, when the Croatian team was cheered by more than two thousand fans in the stands, most of them scattered throughout the stadium.