Chelsea fans all over the world can now breathe a sigh of relief as Brazilian center-back Thiago Silva, who was a massive doubt for the weekend has been given clearance to face Aston Villa. However, many of the Blues fans have come out in their numbers to taunted the Brazilian FA after Thiago Silva was consented authorization to feature this weekend in the Premier League against Aston Villa.
Among compatriot of South American players that decided not to go against their respective club's wishes, was 36-year-old Silva, who unlike a quartet of Argentinean Premier League footballers and Tottenham's Colombia international Davinson Sanchez, chose to travel during the international period.
German coach Thomas Tuchel, among all the Blues fanbase, will be the happiest. The coach speaking about the situation during Friday's pre-match press conference to the Villa clash on Saturday said: "[I am frustrated] Not only with Thiago but with the situation, yeah. Maybe not football but the world itself is not the same with traveling and restrictions. If you try to go home during the national break, or if I want to bring my family over, it gets more and more complicated.
Silva's Brazil side was due to play against Argentina and Peru in Rio de Janeiro in the CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying campaign. It was understood the first match against Argentina was dramatically halted midway through over Covid fears.
According to London.football it was understood that there was a U-turn from a quartet of nations including Brazil, who have agreed to waive the rule preventing players from participating in games for five days if they fail to report for international duty. This is coming after long conversations with FIFA and other federations related to the rule and the bizarre situation.
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