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Reason Why Richarlison Won't Be Banned Alongside Premier League's South American Stars Revealed

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Reason Why Richarlison Won't Be Banned Alongside Premier League's South American Stars Revealed

Unlike several South American stars, Everton's Richarlison won't miss his side's Premier League action this weekend because of the club's strong relationship with the Brazilian Football Association.

After backlash from several football associations, FIFA are preventing Premier League clubs from selecting players who they refused to release for international duty with Brazil, Paraguay, Mexico and Chile in the last fortnight.

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The five day ban will prevent all players from the said countries, including Wolves striker Raúl Jiménez and Newcastle's Miguel Almirón, from taking part in the round of Premier League fixtures this weekend. It will also stop some stars, such as Liverpool's Alisson and Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus, from being involved in their club's opening match of the Champions League next Tuesday and Wednesday.

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But Richarlison is exempt from this ban. This is because of the 'good relationship' between the Brazilian FA and Everton, who allowed the 24 year old to represent his country at The Olympic Games this summer.

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This caused division within the Everton fan base this summer, with many concerned that their fantastic forward would be unfit for the start of the new campaign. But the decision seems to have been vindicated, with Richarlison winning gold for his country in Tokyo and playing an instrumental part in his club's unbeaten start to the season.

That's not to say that Richarlison wasn't angry that he missed out on Brazil's matches last week. The former Watford man took to Instagram on the day the Premier League announced they would not be allowing players to travel with a photo of him in action for the national team. He tagged Everton's official account in the post.

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The decision to ban the Premier League's South American contingent from playing this weekend has caused outrage throughout the division. BBC Sport understands that the Premier League's Chief Executive Richard Masters has written to all twenty clubs to stress they and the powers that be are trying to find a solution as soon as possible.

Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur will also be without some of their key players for their matches on Saturday. After violating the Premier League's travel ban to join up with the Argentina squad last weekend, Emi Martinez, Emi Buendía, Giovani lo Celso and Cristian Romero are all unavailable and will have to quarantine before returning to England.

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Meanwhile, Richarlison will start for Rafa Benítez's Blues on Monday night as they take on Burnley at Goodison Park.

Topics: Richarlison, Premier League, Everton, Argentina, Brazil

James Aldred
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