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8 Brazilian Players Blocked From Playing In The Premier League This Weekend

The Brazilian Football Association has asked FIFA to block their national team players from featuring in the Premier League this weekend.

Ahead of the international break, Premier League clubs voted ‘reluctantly but unanimously’ to prevent their players from traveling for matches that would be held in countries that are on the UK’s red list.

The reason is simple; any player who traveled to a red list country during the international break would be required to isolate for a 10-day period at a hotel once they returned to the UK, which meant they would miss at least two fixtures for their club.

As a result of the resolution above, Brazil’s FA has now made a move to stop the players who were not allowed to travel to South America from playing in the Premier League for the next round of fixtures.

Therefore, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea, Leeds United have all been told by FIFA that a five-day restriction is in place for their Brazilian players who were initially called up.

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With this decision, it means that Fabinho, Alisson, and Roberto Firmino will be out of Liverpool’s clash with Leeds United on Sunday.

In the same way, Marcelo Bielsa’s side will be without Raphinha, who turned down his first call-up for Brazil.

On the other hand, Premier League champions Manchester City will not be able to select Ederson and Gabriel Jesus for their fixture against Leicester City on Saturday. Likewise, Chelsea will miss Thiago Silva for their two upcoming games against Aston Villa and Zenit.

Finally, Manchester United will be without Fred for their games against Newcastle United and Young Boys in the Champions League on Tuesday evening.

On a final note, any Premier League club will risk forfeiting their match if they decide to ignore FIFA’s request.

Meanwhile, Brazil’s FA has decided not to impose any restrictions on Richarlison due to their positive relationship with Everton, after they allowed the forward to play in the Copa America and the Olympics this summer, good for them!

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