Tite denies early release of England players

The called South American players were released from quarantine upon their return to England.  Photo: Lucas Figueredo |  CBF - Photo: Lucas Figueredo |  CBF

The coach of the Brazilian team, Tite, on Wednesday, 6 July, guaranteed that the nine players called up, who play in English football, would not be released before the end of the three-match series that the team had with the South American team. for qualifiers. World of World Cup 2022.

When asked about the possible premature return of these players, the coach said, “There was never such a possibility. They were called for three matches.” For measures to combat Covid-19 imposed in the United Kingdom.

The South American players called up this time were exempted from a quarantine service upon their return to England.

Goalkeepers Ederson (Manchester City) and Allison (Liverpool), defender Thiago Silva (Chelsea), midfielder Fabinho (Liverpool) and striker Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City) are the players listed by England’s Tite.

Brazil is centered in Bogota, Colombia, and travels to Caracas this Wednesday night, where it will face Venezuela at 20:30 (GMT) the following day for the 11th round of the qualifying tournament for the World Cup in Qatar.

Also with the group is defensive midfielder Douglas Luiz (from English Aston Villa), who has been called in to replace captain Casemiro. The Real Madrid player has a wisdom tooth infection that prevented him from traveling.

Apart from Casemiro, Tite will not be able to rely on Neymar, who will be out of play this Thursday due to an automatic suspension, but will be available to face Colombia in Barranquilla in Manaus next Thursday and Uruguay on Sunday. .

Brazil are at the top of the South American Qualifiers with eight wins from eight matches with 100% success.

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Coach-assistant César Sampaio talks about Venezuela, down the qualifiers (4 points): “Together [técnico] Leonardo Gonzalez is a team that has played more (…) which will give more quality to the show”, said the former Palmeiras player.

“structural” racism

In the interview, Tait also talked about racism in Brazilian football, where only a first-class team is led by a black coach:

“There is a structural bias. All I can say is that I have great respect for (…)

The coach also addressed the issue of FIFA’s decision regarding the suspended match between the Brazilian team and Argentina in So Paulo in September.

“Equity is what I want, not equality because each situation has a specific analysis”, Tite remarked of the duel, which was suspended seven minutes into the game by Intervention Anvisa (National Health Surveillance Agency). which alleged irregularities in the admission of the Argentine delegation in the parent. .

“Let the right thing happen,” the coach asked FIFA.

About the author: Sarah Gracie

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