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Premier League clubs are facing a battle against the Brazilian FA after they took the decision to ban players from travelling to red-list countries during this current International break.
Six clubs: Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Everton, Chelsea and Leeds all have players who were called up for the Brazil squad for the countries forthcoming World Cup qualifiers against Chile, Argentina and Peru. The league rulings gave these clubs the power to keep its players from travelling due to the 10-day quarantine rule that would come into play once the players returned back from the countries in the red, this meaning they would be forced to miss key Premier League fixtures.
Now it seems, according to MailSport, that the Brazilian FA will put in a formal complaint to FIFA as they get set to play a full strength Argentina side who have been able to call on Tottenham duo Giovani Lo Celso and Cristian Romero whilst Emi Martinez and Emi Buendia have also been given permission to play.
In retaliation, the Brazilian FA now want FIFA to invoke a five-day ban — ruling nine Brazilian players across the six clubs out of one Premier League game immediately after the break.
Some of the players are said to be frustrated at not being able to represent their country. Everton fans felt Richarlison had signalled his dismay over an Instagram story despite the club giving him permission to represent the Selecao as they won gold in the recent Olympic Games. Thomas Tuchel, whilst he sympathises, says it is unfair for his player Thiago Silva to travel as he would also miss the club's opening Champions League fixture.
“If Thiago goes to a red list country, he will play three times, then come back and sit in a hotel for 11 days that would have cost him three matches without any training, then in total five matches in our schedule, then he would be able to play two matches for us and then go back on an international break."
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