The Brazilian Football Association (CBF) has asked FIFA to bar Brazilian players from playing in the Premier League between 10-14 September, as they have not reported for international service. FIFA has invoked Article 5 to enforce the ban period from 10-14 September, meaning the players involved will also lose Premier League football and the Champions League on Tuesday. Hence as reported in the latest football news Brazilian FA bans eight players from Premier League games for not reporting on international duty.
The Brazilian Football Association raised questions for Premier League clubs because it did not allow Brazilian players to play against Chile, Argentina, and Peru. Liverpool’s Alisson Becker, Fabinho and Roberto Firmino, Manchester City’s Ederson and Gabriel Jesus, Manchester United’s Fred, Leeds’ Rafinha and Chelsea’s Thiago Silva missed out on World Cup qualifiers against Chile, Argentina and Peru.
All players will lose their Premier League matches this weekend. Fred and Thiago Silva will also play in the Champions League against Young Boys and Zenit Saint Petersburg respectively. The other mentioned players will participate in their Champions League matches, as they will play after 14 September, when the ban is lifted.
Richarlison also missed international matches, but was not banned from playing, as he helped Brazil win a gold medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The qualification for the World Cup football match Brazil vs Argentina CONMEBOL had to be canceled midway. Health officials in the Brazilian government intervened and the match was halted because four players, who did not follow COVID-19 guidelines, lied to immigration officials about returning from England.