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Thomas Tuchel makes bold claim over Brazil’s controversial Thiago Silva decision

Thomas Tuchel makes bold claim over Brazil's controversial Thiago Silva decision

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Thomas Tuchel has talked about FIFA’s decision on banning Thiago Silva for playing for Chelsea this weekend.

The Blues did not release Silva to join up with the Brazilian national team as Premier League teams voted to prevent their stars from travelling to red-list countries.

So Brazil’s football authorities invoked a FIFA rule which led to a five-day ban for those who did not join up. That leaves the former PSG star set to miss the Blues games against Aston Villa and Zenit Saint Petersburg.

But Tuchel has not ruled out the possibility that the veteran features on Saturday.

“Not only with Thiago but with the situation,” said Chelsea boss. “Maybe not football but the world itself is not the same with travelling and travelling restrictins.


“If we try to go in the international break home to my country or try to bring my family over it is not the same. It is more and more complicated.


“Of course the clubs want their players to play, national teams as well and the players also want to play. If it ends up the situation if the players cannot play for the national team and are maybe suspended in their league.


“That helps nobody, it makes no sense. Not for the fans, not for football, not for the national team or the clubs.


“Personally I think there could be a solution that the games are moved from red listed countries to green listed countries like we did with the Champions League. We played in Romania and Sevilla.


“Right now Thiago is not officially out. The chairman is still in negotiations and I’m waiting for the final decision. For me, it’s enough if I get the final decision tomorrow. We will take the latest decision tomorrow morning and we still hope he can play.”

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