Following all the drama between clubs and the national teams last week, Premier League sides ended up being able to line up Brazilian players at the weekend.
Liverpool, who would have been one of the most affected by FIFA’s punishment, were able to pick Fabinho, who scored a goal in the 3-0 win over Leeds United.
It’s been widely reported that the reason for Brazil to let clubs use the players would be an agreement allowing the national team to finally have them in the next international break. And it seems there are already some movements for that.
Manager Tite is calling up a new squad on Friday, and according to ESPN Brasil, the CBF are preparing a series of requests so those footballers can enter the country to play those games.
There’s currently been a series of controversies regarding those who come from England to play in Brazil. That’s why the Argentina match was suspended, and players such as Andreas Pereira and Willian have been contacted by the country’s health agency.
In the national team case, CBF prepares documents to request an exception from the Health Ministry. The ‘counterpart’ is that those players will stay in a ‘bubble’, fly in private jets, show their vaccination proof and do regular tests.
According to ESPN, CBF are just waiting for Tite’s new list, which will be out on Friday. It’s claimed there’s now the ‘guarantee’ that English clubs will let the players travel this time.
From all clubs involved, Liverpool were the most impacted in the last international break, as they were the only side with three players called up: Alisson, Fabinho and Roberto Firmino.
Brazil face Venezuela, Colombia and Uruguay in the first weeks of October. As things stand, all those players would need to quarantine when heading back to England, therefore missing the upcoming club matches.