09/02/2021 at 4:54 PM CEST
The Zenit of Saint Petersburg also faces the Seleçao. In an absolutely unexpected way, he forced his two internationals, the former Blaugrana Malcom and Claudinho, to leave the concentration of Brazil and to return to the discipline of the club as soon as possible. The most surprising thing is that both players had arrived in Sao Paulo from Russia on Monday.
There was no rebellion of the two footballers, who did not get on the charter flight that took Canarinha to Santiago, where this next morning they face Chile in a qualifying match for Qatar 2022, and the necessary procedures began to return to Saint Petersburg. A nonsense that feeds the image of vulnerability of the CBF before European clubs.
And the Confederaçao, which has a provisional president after removing Rogerio Caboclo about whom there are complaints of sexual and moral harassment, only had the kicking and the threat left.
“The CBF expresses its disagreement with the movements of Zenit and sent a formal complaint to FIFA, attaching the documents sent by the Russian club to the entity and the athletes. The CBF will appeal to the entity that governs world football so that, in in accordance with its regulations, all sanctions applicable to Zenit are met “, the Brazilian federation indicated in a statement.
Tite can no longer count without the two internationals who won the Olympic gold: Malcom was the one who scored the title goal against Spain. The two join the nine players who act in England and that their respective clubs, with the support of the Premier League, have not authorized to travel, arguing that some of the South American countries are on a red list and, therefore, players would miss out on commitments with their teams as they would have to quarantine upon returning to British territory.