FOLLOWING the farcical postponement of Brazil vs Argentina, the Brazilians have launched a revenge attack on the Premier League.
The match as called off after Brazil's Health Authorities stormed the pitch to prevent four Argentines, who had ignored a Premier League travel ban, from taking part.
But Brazil's FA were left fuming after their players did abide by the Premier League's ruling, and have now requested Fifa take action.
Why are Fifa looking to ban Premier League players?
Fifa have a rule that players who do not attend an international call-up can be banned for five days after the date of their country's final international.
This is not always enforced, but in this case the Brazilian FA have contacted Fifa to request the enforcement of the rule.
This also effects players from other South American countries, who have done likewise for their players who were unable to travel.
Why will Richarlison not be banned?
Richarlison will not be banned because Everton's decision to allow him to play in the Olympic Games has been taken into account.
Though not a Fifa competition, the Brazilian FA called up Richarlison to play in Japan.
And in recognition of Everton's decision, Brazil have specifically requested that Fifa do not impose the five-day rule on Richarlison.
Richarlison himself angrily protested Everton's decision not to allow him to play for Brazil on Instagram.
Why did the Premier League not release South American players for international duty?
The Premier League came to an agreement to prevent all players from travelling to red list countries.
The Home Office were unwilling to provide exemptions to the footballers, meaning they'd had to have spent ten days in a green or amber list country, or in hotel quarantine, before they returned.
Mo Salah, for example, did not travel to play in Egypt's home match against Angola, but did then play in their away match in amber list Gabon.
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