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Brazil release latest squad for international break: Chelsea & Tottenham stars included

Brazil release latest squad for international break: Chelsea & Tottenham stars included

No Firmino, Coutinho, or Guimarães for Brazil

Brazil have officially released their squad for the upcoming international break, as World Cup qualification continues.

Seleção are primed to clash with Venezuela in Caracas and Colombia in Barranquilla, before returning home to host Uruguay in Manaus.

But the five-time World Cup winners will be without formerly key duo Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho, who were both overlooked for the squad, and the same can be said for Everton forward Richarlison.

Brazil release latest squad for international break: Chelsea & Tottenham stars included

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 07: Thiago Silva of Chelsea celebrates with teammate Ben Chilwell after scoring his team’s third goal during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Sheffield United at Stamford Bridge on November 07, 2020 in London, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

There was room for Liverpool stalwarts Alisson Becker and Fabinho, however, while Chelsea and Tottenham stars Thiago Silva and Emerson Royal were also included in Tite’s 25-man squad.

Another shock comes in his decision to not reward Olympique Lyonnais midfielder Bruno Guimarães. The 23-year-old would have been hoping to add to his three caps thus far as he continues to showcase his credentials in the Rhône valley under Peter Bosz, despite his club’s shaky start in Ligue 1 this season.

UK quarantine rules relaxed for elite footballers could still cause headaches

Despite the UK relaxing its travel rules, footballers forced to make the trip to and from Brazil could still be caught in between the Brazilian FA and the new quarantine system to be put into place.

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Now, players are expected to isolate inside the player bubble for five days – which allows them to continue to train – rather than go into a full quarantine bubble for 10-days.

However, in the case of the upcoming international break, Brazil scheduling their home fixture against Uruguay a mere 36-hours before the resumption of the Premier League calendar means that any player who departs for duty looks likely to miss their first weekend back on English soil.


This article was edited by Conor Laird.