FIFA bans 10 Brazilian players from playing in Premier League for 5 days after EPL clubs refused to release players for international duty citing Covid-19

FIFA bans star players like Thiago Silva, Fred, Fabinho, Emiliano Martinez, Gabriel Jesus and five others from representing their clubs during premier league games for the next five days.

FIFA rules state the ruling out of players for any club games five days following the international break should

the clubs refuse to release them for the matches.

The ruling made on Wednesday, September 8 by FIFA comes after the Brazilian FA pressured FIFA to invoke this rule

on all Brazilian players playing in the Premier League as all the English clubs unanimously agreed not to send their

players to a ‘red-list nation’ citing the risk of contracting Covid-19 plus the amount of time it’ll take for the players

to quarantine upon arrival from International duty.

With this action, the Brazilian FA have risked the wrath of the English clubs by imposing a ‘five-day restriction’

on the players, they called up for their World Cup qualifiers this week.

The news means Liverpool are set to be without Alisson, Fabinho, and Roberto Firmino for their clash at

Leeds on Sunday, while Raphinha will be missing for the home side.

Man City will be without Gabriel Jesus and goalkeeper Ederson while Manchester United will be without Fred.

Interestingly, the allowance of Everton to select Richarlison for their next game as the club has good relations with

the Brazilian FA.

By Taiyelolu A

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