Brazil will announce a squad today for their next three World Cup qualifiers as football’s authorities try to strike a deal with Governments to avoid a repeat of last month’s shambles.
Premier League clubs discussed the matter at the shareholders’ meeting on Thursday and are, in general, open to letting the players travel to South America where all countries remain on the red list, as long as they are exempt from the 10-day quarantine on their return.
Talks are ongoing with FIFA and the Government in the hope of establishing safe football ‘bubbles’ for all players facing international duty in red-list nations and once they return to the UK.
Brazil will name a squad today as football authorities try to avoid a repeat of quarantine chaos
Brazil boss Tite, who was without nine players not released by their six English clubs last month, intends to select a large squad including several players from the Premier League.
Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino and Everton’s Richarlison are injury doubts, and new Tottenham right-back Emerson Royal is in contention for a recall.
The Brazilian FA (CBF) have lodged a request with their Government and