Alisson Will Miss His Father's Funeral In Brazil Due To COVID-19 Restrictions
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.
Alisson desperately tried to find a way to fly to Brazil but had to make the heartbreaking decision to stay in the UK due to the ban on flights. It is 'tearing him apart' that he won't be able to be there for his dad's funeral. They were the very best of friends. (@MailSport) pic.twitter.com/TMP4Q4pjG7- Watch LFC (@Watch_LFC) February 26, 2021
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.
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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The thoughts and prayers of everyone at Everton are with Alisson Becker and his family following the tragic news of the death of his father, Jose Becker. :blue_heart:- Everton (@Everton) February 25, 2021
Sending our condolences, @Alissonbecker :blue_heart:- Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) February 25, 2021
Roberto Firmino with a touching message to Alisson & his family on Instagram. pic.twitter.com/7ccT3SDCEx- DaveOCKOP (@DaveOCKOP) February 25, 2021
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.
"Our family feels loved by everyone! God bless each one's life!"
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