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Alisson Will Miss His Father's Funeral In Brazil Due To COVID-19 Restrictions

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Alisson Will Miss His Father's Funeral In Brazil Due To COVID-19 Restrictions

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson will miss his father's funeral back in Brazil - due to travel restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Per talkSPORT, Alisson is 'trying desperately' to get back to his native country but he has been forced to say in the UK.

Brazil is currently a 'red-listed' country by the UK government and it means the 28-year-old would've been forced to quarantine for 10 days upon his return.

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His wife, Natalia, is also heavily pregnant and is said to have had an impact on his decision.

According to ESPN and Reuters, Jose was declared missing around 5 p.m. local time and the local fire department were called as part of the search for the 57-year-old.

Authorities told ESPN Brazil they had located the body at 11:59 p.m and there was no foul play suspected surrounding his death.

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It is believed Alisson's brother, Muriel, has managed to make it for the funeral.

The footballing world has rallied around Alisson in recent days with clubs and players posting messages of support.


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Alisson took to Twitter on Thursday to thank fans for all their messages in a difficult time.

He said: "I would like to thank everyone for the messages and tributes yo my beloved father.

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"Our family feels loved by everyone! God bless each one's life!"

Featured Image Credit: PA Images

Topics: Liverpool, Alisson, Football, Premier League, Brazil

Daniel Marland
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