The Brazilian Soccer Federation has asked FIFA that eight Brazilian Premier League players, who were not released to play for the national team, cannot play this weekend.
FIFA regulations include a section that explains that those players who do not make themselves available to their national teams may be penalized with a period of five days without playing. This would prevent these eight footballers from participating with their teams this weekend.
The affected players are Roberto Firmino, Fabinho and Alisson, from Liverpool; Ederson and Gabriel Jesús, from Manchester City, Raphinha, from Leeds; Thiago Silva, from Chelsea; and Fred, from Manchester United. In addition, both Silva and Fred, would also miss their Champions League duels on Tuesday.
English clubs objected to giving up their players since South American countries are on the UK travel red list, so on their return to the country they would have to do a mandatory 10-day quarantine in a hotel that does not I would let them train.
The only footballer that the Brazilian federation has not denounced is Richarlison, from Everton, since the English club allowed him to play the Olympic Games, in which he won the gold medal, although they had no obligation to do so.
Other players, such as Argentines Emiliano Martínez and Emiliano Buendía, from Aston Villa, and Cristian Romero and Giovani Lo Celso, from Tottenham Hotspur, did go with their team, but to avoid quarantine in the United Kingdom, they flew to Croatia, where they will spend ten days being able to train.
The Brazilian Federation has already transferred its request to FIFA and now it is on the roof of the organization to give the green light to the sanction. EFE (HN)