Brazil and Argentina will face off this Sunday (5) for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers, with their teams having a significant difference. While Tite’s team could not rely on nine Premier League players who were not released by their clubs, Lionel Scaloni’s men are in full force, including four players playing in the Premier League. but why?
Premier clubs have decided not to release players for matches in the countries of the UK COVID-19 “Red List” – Brazil and Argentina. The main impediment to the release was the British government’s requirement of a quarantine for people arriving in the country from one of these countries, which would prevent athletes from resuming training immediately and embezzle them in the resumption of the European season.
However, the Argentine federation reached an agreement with the Premier League, according to the newspaper Ole: that the squad should play only two of the three games to date—Fifa, against Venezuela and Brazil, returning to England before the third game. Bolivia. With this, Scaloni will be able to rely on West Ham goalkeeper Martinez and midfielder Buendia and Tottenham defender Romero and midfielder Lou Celso.
However, there is still the possibility that the four “English” of the Argentine national team will also remain for the game against Bolivia. According to TyC Sports, the plan would be to return to Croatia, not England, where there is no quarantine requirement, to train immediately and thus be available to their clubs upon their return to the UK in the next round of the Premier League.
Brazil, on the other hand, did not reach an agreement with the British. Thus, nine squads did not go to games against Chile, Argentina and Peru: goalkeepers Alisson (Liverpool) and Ederson (Manchester City), defender Thiago Silva (Chelsea), midfielders Fred (Manchester United) and Fabinho (Liverpool) and forward Gabriel. Jesus (Manchester City), Firmino (Liverpool), Rafinha (Leeds) and Richardson (Everton).
In addition to them, Tait still had to make three more squad cuts: midfielder Matthias Nunes did not come from Sporting as he prefers to defend the Portuguese team, while midfielder Claudinho and Zenit’s forward Malcolm were called by the club to return to Russia. Was. And, after negotiations with the CBF, decided to return to Europe.
Embraced Brazil and all of Argentina face off at the Neo Quimica Arena in So Paulo this Sunday at 4 p.m. Brazil lead the qualifiers with 21 points (seven wins from seven matches), while Argentina are second with 15 points.