Worldwide friendlies might trigger “enormous issues” in the course of the coronavirus pandemic, says the world gamers’ union common secretary.
Fifpro’s Jonas Baer-Hoffmann mentioned golf equipment and gamers are involved about having to isolate ought to they catch the virus.
He believes “financial pressures” are the explanation for some video games being performed.
“It is extremely laborious to fathom from a sporting and a well being perspective that these video games would take precedence if there are extreme dangers,” he mentioned.
“Everyone knows that the federations who’re organising these video games typically have some very substantial business contracts aligned with these video games and that’s clearly one of many triggers as to why these video games are being performed.”
Juventus ahead Cristiano Ronaldo is amongst these gamers to have already examined optimistic for Covid-19 whereas on worldwide responsibility, doing so earlier than Portugal’s Nations League recreation in opposition to Sweden.
Baer-Hoffmann mentioned the well being of gamers ought to stay the primary precedence for worldwide federations.
Chatting with BBC Sport, he added: “What we’re seeing now, particularly from locations out of Europe, is that that threat is put at a degree which is solely irresponsible after which in fact a pleasant can not justify any type of threat to the well being of gamers.
“I believe we are actually in a scenario the place we want extra centralised decision-making than we’ve got seen thus far on how and which circumstances these video games can and can go forward, as a result of clearly not all people is taking accountable choices.”