Following Omar Elabdellaoui’s positive for COVID-19, the Norwegian government is obliging Erling Haaland to maintain the corresponding quarantine, albeit in Germany. Borussia Dortmund, which would lose him for the next match, does not agree with this.
Omar Elabdellaoui’s positive coronavirus test on the Norwegian national team forced the suspension of the Nations League match against Romania due to the impossibility of travelling whilst in quarantine.
Now, the players are already focused on returning to their teams, but the Norwegian government has warned: all players must go through this forced isolation. Otherwise, they could even face imprisonment.
So while players are allowed to return to the countries where they play, they will have to spend ten days in quarantine. This is not in line with Borussia Dortmund’s plans.
The German team claims that Haaland is on their territory and should therefore be governed by this law. Their intention is to include the striker in the team’s squad if he gives a negative third PCR test.
Haaland’s case is similar to those of Alexander Sörloth (RB Leipzig) and Rune Jerstein (Hertha Berlin), other compatriots who are now at the same crossroads.