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Brazil confirms Premier League stars are NOT allowed to return early from World Cup qualifiers

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Brazilian hammer blow for Man City, Liverpool and Co as Selecao confirms Premier League stars will NOT be allowed to return early from World Cup qualifiers… which means Alisson, Ederson, Fabinho and Gabriel Jesus will miss club matches

  • Brazil has nine Premier League players in their squad for World Cup qualifiers
  • Premier League clubs hoped their stars would be retired early
  • But some teams play the third qualifier just a day before the Premier League resumes
  • Brazilian boss Tite said there was never any possibility of them returning early











Brazil has followed Argentina by confirming that their Premier League players will not return to England early from international duty.

Brazil have nine top players in their roster for this month’s World Cup qualifiers against Venezuela, Colombia and Uruguay after adding Aston Villa’s Douglas Luiz to Manchester City’s Ederson and Gabriel Jesus, Liverpool’s Allison and Fabinho, Chelsea’s Thiago Silva, Manchester United’s Fred, Tottenham’s Emerson Royal and Leeds’ Raphinha.

Premier League clubs hoped their stars would be withdrawn from the games of these a fortnight in order to be back in time for the resumption of the season.

Manchester City’s Ederson (L) and Gabriel Jesus (second from L), as well as Liverpool’s Allison (second from R) not allowed to return early from Brazilian service

Liverpool midfielder Fabinho

Manchester United counterpart Fred

Fabinho (L) and Fred (R) are among the top nine stars called up for World Cup qualifiers

While government quarantine rules have been relaxed to allow players to train and play on their return from red-listed countries while in isolation, some South American teams are playing their third qualifier just 24 hours before the Premier League kicks off. resumed October 16.

But Brazilian head coach Tite said: ‘There was never that opportunity’ [of them returning to England early]. They were called up for the three games.’

Argentina head coach Lionel Scaloni, whose team includes Spurs pair Cristian Romero and Giovani Lo Celso plus Villa goalkeeper Emi Martinez, said: “We are not going to do the same as last time with the Premier League players.

Brazilian boss Tite said there was never a chance his stars would return to England prematurely

Brazilian boss Tite said there was never a chance his stars would return to England prematurely

“Before the game with Venezuela, I said they were coming to play all three games, but the players came with a difficult decision for me and I understood, I let them go.

“Now the players are here to play the three games. They won’t leave sooner under any circumstances.’

The situation also affects Premier League players from Colombia, Uruguay, Ecuador and Paraguay, all of whom will follow the position of Argentina and Brazil.

Brazil will take on Venezuela, Colombia and Uruguay in this month's qualifiers

Brazil will take on Venezuela, Colombia and Uruguay in this month’s qualifiers

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