Brazilian Football Association took a request to FIFA to block Premier League clubs from selecting players who they refused to release for international duty for five days.
FIFA has been asked to intervene and apply Article 5 to enforce the restriction period of September 10-14, which would see players miss Premier League fixtures and also Champions League matches within the period.
Raphinha of Leeds, Manchester United’s Fred, Thiago Silva at Chelsea, Manchester City’s Ederson and Gabriel Jesus, as well as Alisson, Roberto Firmino and Fabinho at Liverpool were players that were not released by their various clubs to participate in the World Cup qualifiers for Brazil.
If the ban should be inflicted, It would mean Fred and Thiago Silva would also be ineligible for Manchester United’s visit to Young Boys and Chelsea’s clash with Zenit St Petersburg in the Champions League on the Tuesday.
The Football Association has also been contacted by FIFA regarding the matter.
The FIFA Article 22 of its Disciplinary Code says that, if the restrictions are ignored, the sanctions that may be applied include fines and forfeiting the match 3-0,
According to sources reaching Ghana Africa News states that, last week Chile, Mexico and Paraguay called on FIFA to enforce the restriction period(ban) on Ben Brereton of Blackburn and Chile, Francisco Sierralta of Watford and Chile, Newcastle and Paraguay’s Miguel Almiron and Raul Jimenez of Wolves and Mexico.
As of now, Ghana Africa News understands that negotiations between all parties are ongoing.