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Chelsea boss Tuchel confirms Thiago Silva will join Brazil squad

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel says Thiago Silva will join up with Brazil for their World Cup qualifiers.

Thiago Silva did not travel during the previous international break and for a while looked set to be one of several players suspended for the next round of club games at the start of September. However the Brazil Federation did not pursue that course of action with FIFA.

On Thiago Silva's latest call-up, Tuchel said: "He will go and then he will play for Brazil, and then he will come back on the match day versus Brentford.

"This is the life of international breaks in 2021. Like it or not, what can I do?

"He's our player and he arrives on the match day back from a country where he then needs to do quarantine. Is this a good solution for us as a club? No, but we cannot hold himm back. It's impossible.

"If they call him, he needs to go, otherwise he gets suspended by FIFA. So there is no choice. You simply have to live with it."


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