09/16/2021 at 7:52 PM CEST
The CBF has stepped back to ease tension with Premier League teams and has delayed a week (until Friday the 24th) the announcement of those summoned for the triple qualifying round for Qatar 2022 scheduled for the month of October.
The measure has been taken to await the results of open negotiations between FIFA, the Premier League, the English federation and the British government., so that South American footballers do not have to serve quarantine, when they return to English territory after playing with their national teams in the World Cup qualification phase.
The Seleçao was the great victim of the boycott of the English clubs, which prevented nine Brazilian footballers from attending the triple matchday in September. Tite he was forced to make a second call to cover the casualties. And, in the midst of the lack of control, Zenit Saint Petersburg took the opportunity to claim the presence of ex-blaugrana Malcom and Claudinho, who, in the end, did not play for a single minute.
The AFA, on the other hand, chose to agree with the English clubs. He had his four Premier League players who caused the whole mess of the suspension of Brazil-Argentina, since the Brazilian health surveillance forced them to quarantine. The problem is that the warning was bad and late.
With or without an agreement between FIFA and the Premier, Brazil will continue to call its players who perform in England. The CBF, which will send the list to FIFA as planned, trusts that when the announcement is made to the press, no further changes will be necessary, avoiding transmitting an image of disorder and improvisation.
La Canarinha, which has won all eight qualifying matches for Qatar, will face Venezuela (on the 7th in San Cristóbal), Colombia, on the 10th in Barranquilla) and Uruguay (on the 14th in Manaus) in October.