Eight Brazilian Player That Will Be Stopped From Representing Their Respective Clubs This Weekend

Eight players are expect to left out in this weekend Epl  Due to how Brazilian football,

authorities triggered a Fifa rule to prevent them appearing.

Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea, Manchester United and Leeds United will all be affected.

Players not released for an international window can be banned for five days,

after the window ends under the Fifa regulations.

The decision covers 10-14 September.

Brazil invoked the bans after the Premier League stopped players from appearing,

for their country if it meant travel to red list countries.

Players travelling to red list countries would have had to miss several games,

on their return because of the 10-day isolation period required under UK rules.

In addition to missing their sides’ weekend games, Chelsea defender Thiago Silva and Manchester United midfielder Fred will also,

not be allowed to play in their teams’ opening Champions League games against Zenit St Petersburg and Young Boys next Tuesday.

Read Also: Cristiano Eyes On 2nd Debut Against Newcastle As He Arrived For Full Day Training

However, it is understood Brazil have not asked for Everton forward Richarlison to be,

prevented from featuring against Burnley on Monday.

It is felt Brazil showed leniency in that specific case as Everton allowed Richarlison

to play at the Olympic Games when the regulations did not force them to.

The move also affects three Liverpool players, Roberto Firmino, Fabinho and Alisson;

Manchester City pair Ederson and Gabriel Jesus; and Leeds forward Raphinha,

who had been called into the Brazil squad for the first time.

It means eight Premier League clubs will be denied players this weekend

after previous moves from the Mexico, Paraguay and Chile football federations to stop,

Raul Jimenez, Miguel Almiron and Francisco Sierralta from playing this weekend.

It is understood the clubs have been notified of the situation by Fifa and are now considering the situation.

Negotiations are continuing behind the scenes and it is understood the Premier League clubs,

do not regard this as a fait accompli.

Fifa president Gianni Infantino previously asked the UK government to provide players,

with exemptions to allow them to honour their international commitments,

even if it meant them travelling to red list countries.

It is understood the world governing body will keep pushing this given the likelihood of the same,

situation arising again around international fixtures in October and November.

The Premier League are also known to be talking to stakeholders across the game to try to work out the best way forward.

Liveepool Are Yet Again Prevented Salah From Linking Up With His Country

Liverpool are following the rules when it comes to preventing the spread of coronavirus and declined to release Mo for World Cup qualifying duty with Egypt

The Reds are refusing to release Mohamed Salah for 2022 World Cup qualification duty,

the Egyptian Football Federation has revealed, with the Reds superstar set to sit out upcoming meetings with Angola and Gabon.

The Pharaohs are due to be in first and second round qualifying action in September,

but their talismanic figure will not form part of their plans.

That is because Premier League heavyweights are following advice regarding the spread of coronavirus,

while also being reluctant to see Salah forced into quarantine once he returns to Britain from international duty.

Read Also: Antonio Confidence Of Golden Boots Race As His Double Helped The Hammers Thrash 10-Man Leicester

What was said?

A  statement released by the Egyptian FA reads:

“The Egyptian Football Association continues its continuous contacts regarding the task of international players joining their national teams to participate in the World Cup qualifiers,

which requires exempting them from travel restrictions imposed on them in the countries in which they play due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“The Egyptian Football Association has received a letter from Liverpool FC apologising for the unavailability of its player,

Mohamed Salah, to join the national team in its next camp, which includes facing Angola in Cairo and Gabon in Franceville during the first and second rounds of the African continent’s qualifiers for the World Cup.

“The English club’s letter referred to the precautionary measures applied in England to confront the outbreak of the coronavirus in the world,

which puts returnees from some countries in compulsory health isolation for a period of ten days upon their return to England.

“In this letter, the English club also expressed its hope that the Egyptian Federation would understand that it was forced to do so,

in the face of the player being subjected to a quarantine for this period and being affected by this physically, as well as the uncertainty of the conditions determined by English authorities.

“It is noteworthy that Liverpool FC took the same position with a number of its foreign players.”

Also Read: Willian Is Close To Arsenal Exist Door As He Hopes To Back To His Native Country

Have Liverpool blocked Salah before?

This is not the first time that Liverpool have prevented Salah from linking up with his country, with the Egyptian FA left disappointed by a decision from Anfield not to release the 29-year-old for Olympic duty.

The Reds were however eager to ensure they had a star man fully rested and recharged ahead of the 2021-22 Premier League season,

which they have opened with back-to-back wins.

They also saw Salah contract Covid-19 during a previous visit to his homeland in November 2020, when he attended his brother’s wedding.

For now, Liverpool’s priority when it comes to Salah is getting him tied to a new deal, while they are also hoping to see him reach 100 Premier League goals – he currently sits on 98.

What is Liverpool’s stance?

Liverpool are eager to point out that they would be willing to let Salah play Gabon on September 5, as that will take place in a country that is not on Britain’s red list.

The Reds are however making it clear to all of their international stars that they will not release anyone who would be forced to quarantine once returning to England.

If isolation rules were to be relaxed or removed altogether, then players would be freed to link up with their respective nations.

Alisson, Fabinho and Roberto Firmino would also fall into this issue, as Brazil is another red list country and they have World Cup qualifiers there.

This is not viewed by those on Merseyside as a club vs country row, but as more of a difficult diplomatic situation that impacts both parties.

Liverpool would like a solution to be found, as they have no desire to prevent players from adding to their cap hauls, but government rules need to be revised as a starting point.