Everton will have to do without Richarlison for two Premier League games next month.

The 23-year-old was named to the Brazilian squad last week for the upcoming World Cup qualifying trio against Chile, Argentina and Peru.

However, earlier this year FIFA lifted the temporary exemption that allows clubs to prevent the sacking of players for international appearances.

This judgment was issued in the event of travel restrictions being imposed or a mandatory quarantine or self-isolation period of at least five days after a player’s return from an international match.

But as the ECHO reported on Monday morning, it has now emerged that the ruling has reverted to its previous stance prior to the outbreak of the pandemic.

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And now, due to current UK government travel restrictions, Richarlison would be forced to go into quarantine on his return to the UK.

Brazil is currently on the government’s red list for countries, which means anyone traveling from the country is subject to a 10-day quarantine in a hotel.

And since Brazil’s final game against Peru won’t take place until Friday, September 10, at 1:30 a.m. UK time, Richarlison would miss his team’s games against Burnley and Aston Villa due to quarantine.

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Brazil will play two more games in October and should restrictions remain the same, Richarlison would miss the West Ham game and, depending on when he returned to the UK, might miss his former club Watford.

A variety of other Premier League clubs are also likely to be disrupted by the change in rules.

Richarlison was instrumental in helping Everton win over Southampton at Goodison Park over the weekend.

The winger undid Adam Armstrong’s equalizer before taking Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s 3-1 win after Abdoulaye Doucoure gave the Blues the lead.

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