The English Premier League, the organizing company for the English Premier League, announced on Tuesday, in an official statement, that it had decided not to release players from the national teams that will play at the next FIFA date, in September, in the countries on the “red list” from the United Kingdom. They will have to undergo a government-imposed quarantine for 10 days upon their return to England.
The measure, which was unanimously endorsed by the Premier League’s elite clubs, will affect 60 players from 19 different teams. The athletes are scheduled to travel to 26 countries outside the UK, Brazil being one of them. The teams had asked the British government to exempt athletes returning from countries listed in the red zone for the Covid-19 virus, but the request was not met.
With the decision of the English clubs, coach Tite won a big problem in the triple round of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Chile, Argentina and Peru. From his initial roster of 25 players, nine play in England: Alisson, Fabinho and Roberto Firmino of Liverpool; Ederson and Gabriel Jesus, Manchester City; Thiago Silva from Chelsea. Richardson Everton. Fred from Manchester United; Ravenha from Leeds United.
With that said, Tite must make a fresh call for nine more athletes for the triple-elimination round, but the Brazilian Football Confederation has yet to comment. The first challenge will take place on September 2, for the ninth round, against Chile, in Santiago. In the sequence, Brazil will play twice for the home team. In round six, for round six – one of the postponed rounds in March – the contender will be Argentina, at the New Coimica Arena, in São Paulo. Three days later, the opponent will be Peru, for the tenth round, the first of the second leg, at Arena Pernambuco, in Recife.
In October, Brazil will face Venezuela, Colombia as visitors and Uruguay as host (possibly at Arena Amazonia in Manaus). The Brazilian national team leads the qualifiers with six wins in six matches and a 100% success. Argentina, Ecuador and Uruguay complete the 2022 World Cup direct qualifying zone, while the Colombians, seeded fifth, will battle the bottom line at this time.
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