Eight Brazilian Players Barred From Playing In Premier League This Weekend

Eight brazilian players Barred from playing in the premier league for this weekend as they are all to under go a compulsory five days quarantine .

This is coming following the bizarre outcome in which the game between argentina and brazil was cancelled , and the involvement of other players at the olympics .

The likes of Alisson Becker, Fabinho, Roberto Firmino, Gabriel Jesus, Ederson and Fred will be unavailable for their Premier League clubs this weekend

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Premier League teams including Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United will be without a host of star players this weekend after the row between English clubs and the Brazilian Football Association escalated dramatically.

FIFA has informed clubs that the controversial ‘five-day rule’ will be imposed by the Brazilian FA, who are angry that players were withdrawn from the latest round of World Cup qualifiers.

Eight Brazilian Players Barred From Playing

That would prevent eight players from five clubs from featuring in this round of domestic fixtures, although it has emerged that Everton forward Richarlison will be allowed to play this weekend, due to the Toffees’ strong relationship with the Brazilian federation.
Richarlison was allowed to play for Brazil in the Olympic Games in Beijing earlier this summer
Liverpool trio Alisson Becker, Fabinho and Roberto Firmino are all impacted, and will be ruled out of the Reds’ trip to Leeds on Sunday. Leeds winger Raphinha will also miss the game at Elland Road.

Manchester City duo Ederson and Gabriel Jesus will miss the trip to Leicester on Saturday, while Manchester United midfielder Fred is out of his side’s home clash with Newcastle the same day. Fred will also, much to the Red Devils’ annoyance, sit out their opening Champions League group clash away to Young Boys next Tuesday.

Chelsea are in the same position, missing veteran defender Thiago Silva for the games against Aston Villa and Zenit St Petersburg.

Other teams will also be affected. Tottenham will miss Cristian Romero and Giovani Lo Celso, and Aston Villa will be without Emiliano Martinez and Emiliano Buendia, all of whom were allowed to join up with the Argentina squad for this round of international fixtures

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