South American players cleared to play in Premier League this weekend


Premier League clubs including Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea will now be able to field their South American and Mexican international players in this weekend’s fixtures.

It means the likes of Liverpool duo Fabinho and Alisson Becker, Manchester City’s Ederson and Gabriel Jesus, Manchester United midfielder Fred and Chelsea defender Thiago Silva are all free to play.

Following extensive talks with FIFA, the Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Mexico Football Associations have all agreed to waive their automatic five-day restriction, which would have prevented a number of stars from featuring for their respective clubs from 10 – 14 September.

The players were called up for World Cup qualifiers but didn’t travel after Premier League teams objected to them going to South American nations which are red-listed by the British government.

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