International friendlies may cause “huge problems” during the coronavirus pandemic, says the world players’ union general secretary.
Fifpro’s Jonas Baer-Hoffmann said clubs and players are concerned about having to isolate should they catch the virus.
He believes “economic pressures” are the reason for some games being played.
“It is very hard to fathom from a sporting and a health perspective that these games would take priority if there are severe risks,” he said.
“We all know that the federations who are organising these games sometimes have some very substantial commercial contracts aligned with these games and that is clearly one of the triggers as to why these games are being played.” (BBC)