Following all the controversy regarding players travelling to South America for the international break, we could soon see something similar in Women’s football.
According to Globo Esporte, Brazil can no longer count on Manchester United winger Ivana Fuso, as she should not be released by the Red Devils this month.
Even though the 20-year-old was not removed from the squad which is facing Argentina in two friendlies, she’s not expected to be able to travel for those matches.
That’s why manager Pia Sundhage has already taken action by calling up Corinthians’ Victoria Albuquerque.
Manchester United’s reason to stop Fuso from travelling is the same as why Fred and Edinson Cavani stayed in Manchester during the men’s international break.
In case players fly to South America, they’d have to quarantine when returning to the United Kingdom, and that’d result in the loss of physical condition and even missing a couple of matches.
In Fuso’s case, Globo Esporte says she wouldn’t be able to play against Chelsea on the 26h of September and Birmingham City on the 3rd of October. So she’s expected to stay in England instead.