The Brazilian federation has invoked a FIFA rule that will temporarily ban eight Brazil players from Premier League games this weekend.
Premier League clubs had collectively voted to ban players from linking up with their national teams this month if it meant to travel to and from a country on the UK government’s coronavirus red list, which includes Brazil, Argentina, and Turkey among others.
There were fears that any travel from such countries to the UK could pose a health and safety risk to players and staff, as well as having a disruptive effect because of enforced quarantines.
There were eight Brazilian players called up for international duty with the Selecao. They were Liverpool trio, Alisson, Fabinho, and Roberto Firmino, Manchester City pair Ederson and Gabriel Jesus, Chelsea’s Thiago Silva, Manchester United’s Fred, and Leeds’ Raphinha.