England’s World Cup hopes could be dashed with ‘five players refusing to take a Covid jab – including three who helped Gareth Southgate’s squad reach the Euro 2020 final’… as officials pledge not to- ban vaccinated players from playing in Qatar next year
- Five English players have not yet received Covid vaccines, it is alleged
- A report in The Sun said three of the players who refused jabs were playing at Euro 2020
- Organizers plan to ban all unvaccinated players from participating in Qatar
- Sportsmail has revealed that two-thirds of Premier League players are not fully stabbed
England’s hopes of winning the 2022 World Cup have been dashed after a report emerged that five players have not yet received Covid vaccines.
Organizers plan to ban all unvaccinated players from competing in Qatar next year, meaning coach Gareth Southgate will have to decide whether to try and convince the players to take jabs or face the prospect of kicking them out. to leave.
A report in The Sun said at least five England players are refusing to be vaccinated.
Gareth Southgate has suffered a setback after claims players aren’t taking Covid vaccines
World Cup officials plan to ban unvaccinated players from participating in Qatar
Three of the players are senior squad members who were part of England’s run to the European Championship final this summer.
England are on track to practically qualify for the World Cup this month if they beat Andorra and Hungary, but players who do not take a Covid jab will not be able to join the team in Qatar.
The report comes a day after Sportsmail revealed widespread opposition to vaccines among Premier League footballers.
Nearly two-thirds of the top players have yet to be fully prodded and many refuse altogether.
Club officials complain that locker rooms have been ‘dirty’ by older players spreading conspiracy theories about Bill Gates, infertility and the power of vitamins.
The government’s warning last month that mandatory certification could be introduced with a week’s notice had raised the alarm as the Premier League vaccination crisis shows no signs of abating.
The League remains concerned as the limited nature of many clubs’ vaccination programs increases the likelihood of harmful Covid outbreaks, but they are reassured after receiving more details about the government’s winter plan.
The Sun report said three players who took England to the Euro 2020 final are refusing jabs
Southgate faced a flurry of online abuse for participating in a pro-vaccination campaign
Southgate is a vaccine advocate and took part in an ad earlier this summer to ramp up the vaccination campaign, but is now reluctant to talk about the issue after a torrent of online abuse.
The England manager said in August: ‘I’m not going to get too involved in this because I was asked to make a video in support of the vaccination program, which I thought was responsible, and of all the things I’ve known for over the summer – of which there have been several – that’s the one I took the most advantage of.
“If you want to try to make a difference, and get the right attitude about taking the knee and other things, you know you’re not going to please everyone and there are extreme views on many of those topics.
“I’m fine with that, but I’m not going to town about things like the vaccine in particular. I am always happy to support the greater good.”