Despite the fact that Brazil is still on the UK’s travel blacklist, the country has selected eight Premier League players for the World Cup qualifiers in October. Most English teams refused to release players summoned by South American governments last month.
Anyone traveling to Brazil from the UK is currently required to quarantine for 14 days when they arrive in the country and 10 days when they return. The Brazil Football Association, on the other hand, stated that “good negotiations” had been place regarding travel exemptions.
Alisson and Fabinho of Liverpool, Ederson and Gabriel Jesus of Manchester City, Thiago Silva of Chelsea, Fred of Manchester United, Raphinha of Leeds, and Emerson Royal of Tottenham Hotspur have all been called up for matches against Venezuela, Colombia, and Uruguay.
Former Middlesbrough midfielder Juninho Paulista, Brazil’s national team coordinator, said the eight English-based players were called up in the hope of reaching an agreement next week that would allow them to travel without limitations.
“We’ve had lots of positive meetings with Fifa, the Premier League and the British government, and we trust that there will be a positive solution next week,” he said. “That is why we have called them up.”
Source: BBC Sport