Brazil are expecting Everton forward Richarlison to be part of their squad for October’s international games after he missed the latest set of games.
That’s according to Globo, who say Brazil are expecting backing from FIFA to force Premier League clubs to release their players.
They explain that Brazil boss Tite will be naming his squad for the clashes with Colombia, Venezuela and Uruguay in October next Friday, and this will include those playing in England.
There are currently several Brazilians playing in the Premier League, with Everton’s Richarlison among a group including Ederson, Alisson, Thiago Silva, Fabinho, Fred, Raphinha, Roberto Firmino and Gabriel Jesus.
All of those were included in the group for the latest internationals but were blocked by their respective clubs, who refused to release them as they’d have to quarantine on their return.
That’s caused something of a dispute with the CBF, although Everton were being treated more kindly courtesy of them releasing Richarlison for the Olympics this summer.
They, like their Premier League counterparts, are ‘willing to maintain the veto’, but Brazil’s authorities are expecting FIFA to back them and make attendance ‘mandatory’.
It means the relevant parties are all on a collision course once again, with the chaos in Brazil’s recent clash with Argentina seemingly the start of the issues caused by the current regulations.