Like N’Golo Kanté, some players from the France team may not be able to compete in the World Cup in Qatar. Blame it on an incomplete vaccination schedule.
N’Golo Kanté was unable to accompany his teammates to the United States to participate in the preparation camp organized in California. Like his English teammate Ruben Loftus-Cheek, the tricolor international does not meet the standards for vaccination against Covid-19 in force in the United States. The country of Uncle Sam prohibits access to its territory to foreigners who are not fully vaccinated.
And N’Golo Kanté could also be persona non grata in November at the World Cup. Qatar still requires a complete vaccination schedule to allow entry into its territory. Failing this, the visitor must have been infected with Covid within the nine months preceding their arrival in Qatar from the date of infection. “An official, verifiable lab test result as proof of past infection will be required,” says the embassy website.
In the case of N’Golo Kanté, the Blues player contracted Covid in early January and should therefore not be considered cured unless he tests positive again in the coming weeks. The case of the former Caennais is probably not isolated among the Blues. “Not all players are vaccinated, or not fully”revealed Didier Deschamps this winter on the set of C à vous, “After that, it’s individual freedom. We are not here to impose on them.he added, assuring ” discuss it “ with his players, but “It all depends on the arguments they may have. »