Brazilian footballers, Gabriel Jesus, Fred, Fabinho, Alisson Becker, Ederson, and Raphinha, flew from Brazil to the United Kingdom via the same private jet after the November international break.
The six players played important roles in ensuring that Brazil’s national team became the first country in South America to qualify for the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Their contributions to the Brazilian team ensured that the national team did not record any defeat throughout the qualification series.
Their efforts helped Brazil to record 11 wins and 2 draws which pushed the country to the top of the South America group of ten countries with 35 points in 13 games.
In the earlier hours on Wednesday, November 17, the 6 Brazilian players were present when Brazil drew with Argentina at home. The draw did not affect Brazil’s position but was enough to earn Argentina a ticket to Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Now that the November break is over, the likes of Gabriel Jesus, Fred, Fabinho, Alisson Becker, Ederson, and Raphinha are back in England to resume club duties.
Though Raphinha sustained an injury on his mouth during the World Cup qualification match, thanks to Nicolas Otamendi’s elbow, he might be fit enough for the Leeds United league game against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, November 21.
The 24-year-old Brazilian winger has scored 5 goals in 10 Premier League appearances so far this season. His contract with Leeds United will expire on June 30, 2024.
As for Ederson, the 28-year-old Manchester City goalkeeper is expected to reunite with Pep Guardiola’s team ahead of the club’s league game against Everton on Sunday.
So far this season, Ederson has recorded 14 games in all competitions. He has conceded 13 goals and kept 6 clean sheets. His contract with Manchester City will expire on June 30, 2026.
While Gabriel Jesus would hope that the tactics coach Guardiola would decide to use against Everton on Sunday would accommodate him.
The 24-year-old striker has made 14 appearances in all competitions this season in which he scored 4 goals and provided 5 assists. Gabriel Jesus’ contract with City will expire on June 30, 2023.
On the other hand, Fred is expected to rejoin Manchester United ahead of the club’s league game against Watford on Saturday, November 20.
The 28-year-old midfielder has played just 12 times this season and has scored a goal. His contract with Manchester United will expire on June 30, 2023.
As for Brazilian first-choice goalkeeper Alisson Becker and defensive midfielder Fabinho, they are expected to reunite with Liverpool ahead of their league game against Arsenal on Saturday.
The 29-year-old goalkeeper has made 14 appearances for Liverpool this season. He has conceded 16 goals and has kept 6 clean sheets. His contract with Liverpool will expire on June 30, 2027.
While Fabinho has made 11 appearances in all competitions for Liverpool in which he scored a goal and provided an assist. His contract with Liverpool will expire on June 30, 2026.