Everyone like Alisson Becker, Fabinho, Roberto Firmino, Gabriel Jesus, Ederson and Fred will not be available for their Premier League clubs this weekend
Premier League teams, including Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United, will be without a bunch of star players at the weekend after the dispute between English clubs and the Brazilian football association increased dramatically.
FIFA, Purpose can confirm, clubs have announced that the controversial ‘five-day rule’ will be imposed by the Brazilian FA, preventing eight players from five clubs from taking part in this round of domestic matches.
Liverpool trio Alisson Becker, Fabinho and Roberto Firmino are all affected, as are Manchester City duo Gabriel Jesus and Ederson, Manchester United midfielder Fred and Leeds star Raphinha. Clubs have been warned that they could face sanctions, which could include forfeiture matches if they do not comply.
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