Premier League players who did not travel to red-list countries are cleared to play this weekend by FIFA after Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Paraguay agree to waive their five-day restriction, reports Paul Joyce.
The premier league clubs were given the green light (late last night) to play ‘banned’ South American stars this weekend after an agreement was reached with FIFA and the associations.
Rather than accepting the five day bans laid down in Fifa rules for refusing to release their players for World Cup duty, senior executives of the clubs decided to force the issue and had to quickly come up with a plan which eventually worked out well in their Favour.
Alisson, Fabinho, Firmino (Liverpool), Fred (Man Utd), Thiago Silva (Chelsea), Gabriel Jesus & Ederson (Man City), Raphinha (Leeds Utd) will now be in contention this weekend for their respective clubs as well as Sierralta (Watford), Almiron (Newcastle) and Jimenez (Wolves).
Also, Players whose team are in the champions league can now play Uefa Champions league match next week.
This news will come as a huge boost to all the premier league teams involved.