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Brazil lacks major EPL players for World Cup qualifiers

Sao Paulo: Brazil will miss nine players from the English Premier League in the next three World Cup qualifiers, including a clash in Chile on Thursday.

However, second-placed Argentina expects four England-based players to be in Venezuela on the same day.

Premier League clubs have said they will block players’ trips to South American countries that are Red Listed by the British government due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Players who go to the UK and then return to the UK need to stay in the hotel quarantine for 10 days and have few training opportunities.

FIFA has allowed South American countries two more days to play the game in both September and October. This allows you to play 3 qualifiers in each window instead of the usual 2 days.

The round-robin tournament will take place on schedule despite resistance from British clubs, but some travelers will return before the third match scheduled for September 9. increase.

FIFA has told CONMEBOL of the South American Football Federation that clubs that do not release players as needed will have results. This can mean disciplinary action.

On Sunday, the Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled against complaints from the Spanish League. The complaint claimed that the fixture’s triple header would end too close to the resumption of the match.

The diplomatic rift continues in October, when each team has a separate set of three games.

Chile vs Brazil

Brazil has won six games in six games, but few analysts are at risk of predicting who will face Chile in seventh place in Santiago on Thursday. No hints were provided during the first training session in São Paulo.

Nine British-based Brazilian players did not come: Alison, Fabinho, Roberto Firmino (Liverpool). Ederson, Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City); Thiago Silva (Chelsea); Fred (Manchester United); Richarlison (Everton); and Rafinha (Leeds).

Chile will also be resentful of the absence of Blackburn’s Ben Brereton and Watford’s Francisco Sierralta. Director Martin Lasarte called on behalf of Valber Huerta and Diego Valencia at the University of Catholic University on Tuesday.

The victory at Santiago could put Brazil at risk of qualifying for next year’s tournament in Qatar. If Tight’s team scores 3 points from Chile and defeats Argentina and Peru at home, they will score 27 points after 9 games. Colombia has secured the same number of spots from 18 games at the 2018 World Cup.

Venezuela vs Argentina

Second place Argentina has 12 points and has four Premier League players in the match at Caracas. Emiliano Martinez and Emiliano Nobuendia from Aston Villa, Giovanni Rocelso and Cristian Romero from Tottenham. They also belonged to the team that won the Copa America in Brazil in July.

Captain Lionel Messi, who won a big trophy with Argentina in July, will be the first Paris Saint-Germain player to play in his country.

Venezuela will be coached by Leonardo Gonzles, the third man in the current World Cup qualifying campaign. The former defender replaced Portuguese coach Jose Peseiro, who resigned in August due to the debt the federation owes to him and his staff.

Also on Thursday, 3rd place Ecuador will host Paraguay. Colombia travels to Bolivia. And Peru hosts Uruguay. Uruguay does not have Edinson Cavani (not released by Manchester United) and injured Luis Thres.

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