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EPL: FIFA bans eight players from Man Utd, Chelsea, others for weekend matches

International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) President Gianni Infantino speaks during a press briefing closing a meeting of the FIFA executive council on January 10, 2017 at FIFA headquarters in Zurich. FIFA's ruling council on January 10, 2017 unanimously approved an expansion of the World Cup from 32 to 48 teams in 2026. / AFP / Michael BUHOLZER (Photo credit should read MICHAEL BUHOLZER/AFP via Getty Images)

 Brazil have requested that FIFA invoke the five-day rule, which means at least eight Premier League players will not be available for selection this weekend.

According to the UK Mirror , the affected clubs are Manchester City, Leeds, Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United.

Liverpool will be without Becker Alisson, Roberto Firmino and Fabinho, for their trip to Leeds on Sunday.

Marcelo Bielsa’s squad will also not include Raphinha

Manchester City duo of Gabriel Jesus and Ederson will miss their clash with Leicester City on Saturday.

Chelsea’s Thiago Silva and Manchester United’s Fred are also affected.

The Premier League clubs had risked FIFA ban, after expressing issues with the players travelling for international duty amid the UK’s strict COVID-19 regulations.

Those who arrive in the UK from red list countries are required to spend 10 days in isolation.

Credit : Daily Post

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