The veteran striker expresses his disappointment after not being allowed to report for international duty.
Manchester United forward Edinson Cavani is “sad and upset” over being forced to miss the World Cup qualifiers for Uruguary.
Premier League clubs made a unanimous decision not to allow players to travel to countries on the UK’s COVID-19 red list.
The decision was made in light of the fact that players will have to spend 10 days in quarantine after the international break and hence will be unable to participate immediately in training for their clubs.
Cavani was one of the 50 players affected by that decision, although a few players chose to ignore the British government’s travel protocols.
The South American, as a result, missed his nation’s 1-1 draw with Peru and will also miss the next two World Cup qualifiers against Bolivia and Ecuador.
“We are exposed to decisions that are made in the organizations of some tournaments and leagues and any of the two decisions (traveling or not) would be bad for us,” a disappointed Cavani stated on Uruguayan soccer association’s online TV channel AUF TV.
“We don’t get rich playing for our national teams. I have a commitment with myself and a moral commitment to defend our country.
“We get rich by wearing the shirt of our national teams.”