Brazil has ordered love clubs to release players selected for this week’s World Cup qualifiers – despite insistence from top flight officials that they will not let them go.
The club’s owners agreed “unanimously” last week. no Crowd quarantine rules allow players to travel to ‘red list’ countries – including large areas of South America and Africa.
The rules require all players returning from affected countries to spend ten days in strict hotel quarantine upon their return.
But the four Argentine stars flew to Buenos Aires on Sunday evening, boarding a flight with them, posting photos on Instagram.
They were Aston Villa’s Emi Martinez and Emi Buendia and Tottenham’s Cristian Romero and Giovani Lo Celso.
Argentina is scheduled to play in Venezuela on Friday morning – British time – before heading to Sao Paulo to play Brazil on Sunday.
The new Copa Amrica champions also have a home game against Bolivia on Thursday.
And the heads of the Brazilian FA are using their game against Argentina to force the six premise with the selected players to let go of their stars.
The Premier League announced on August 24 that they would. no Allow internationals from Red List countries to travel during the upcoming break.
Richard Masters, CEO of Prem, said: “Premier League clubs have always supported the desire of their players to represent their countries – it is a matter of pride for all concerned.
“However, clubs have been reluctant but rightly concluded that it would be completely unreasonable to release players in these new circumstances.
“The quarantine requirements mean that the well-being and fitness of the players will be significantly affected.
“We understand the challenges on the international match calendar and are open to workable solutions.”
Many stars have expressed their frustration with the decision, including Liverpool and Brazilian hero Alison Baker.
The 28-year-old said. Sky Sports.“Honestly, I feel bad because I want to play for my national team. I want to play for Liverpool.
“I don’t want to be punished for making a decision, but from what I know, it’s not a decision. We can’t make too many choices at the moment.”
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