According to a study jointly conducted by FIFPRO and KPMG Football Benchmark, as many as 251 professional football players will travel long distances to participate in the 2022 World Cup Qualifying Tournament in South America this month.
根据FIFPRO和KPMG Football Benchmark联合进行的一项研究，多达251名职业足球运动员将长途跋涉参加本月在南美举行的2022年世界杯资格赛。
The time of the international competition is from October 5th to October 12th. The national federations of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela have confirmed the preliminary teams.
KPMG’s research cites data from the World Health Organization to show that many players need to travel in and out of countries with the most severe cases of new crown pneumonia. More than 100 people out of every 100,000 people are infected with new crown pneumonia.
毕马威（KPMG）的研究引用了世界卫生组织（World Health Organization）的数据，显示许多参与者需要进出冠状肺炎最严重的国家。每100,000人中有100多人感染了新的冠状肺炎。
FIFPRO commissioned this study to help football stakeholders understand how the changing epidemic applies to the one-week window period, during which each national team plays two matches. Research data was collected until September 24.
In Argentina, 30 of the 35 preliminaries announced last week were from abroad, including Messi (Spain) and Dybala (Italy).
In Colombia, 33 of the 34 players selected for the national team played abroad, including England's James Rodriguez and Turkey's Falcao.
According to the team’s preliminary data, every player in Paraguay and Uruguay is abroad, including Lezcano (Mexico) and Suarez (Spain).
Five of the European club Atletico Madrid were called up. In Central America and North America, Juarez FC, Leon Club and Portland Timber Club each have four players called up.
Bolivia is the only country where most of the players play for their own clubs. Of the 34 players, only 3 played abroad.
During the World Cup, each national team has a home game and an away game, so additional South American travel is required.