Uruguay trying to avoid Brazil ban issue for Edinson Cavani

Hats off to Uruguay. I don’t know what they are drinking in the water down in Brazil.

I may just be nark, for now, because Fred has been handed a ban and is set to miss Manchester United’s next two matches against Newcastle and Young Boys. And nobody knows if Scott McTominay will be fit to face the Magpies at the weekend.

According to the Manchester Evening News, efforts are being made to ensure that Uruguayan goalscorer Cavani is not the latest victim of an issue which has hit the Premier League.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock throughout the international break, havoc wrecked in Brazil.

Four players who travelled to the country from the UK failed to quarantine ahead of a World Cup qualifier against rivals Argentina. The match was suspended but now Brazil have attempted to invoke a rule which means players — including Fred — who did not accept their call-ups for this international break are unable to play for their clubs over a five-day window.

What I would like to ask is, who actually gains from this?

It’s completely barbaric.

They are attempting to punish clubs and the league for having a firm hold over the COVID-19 situation, and not allowing players to travel to red-list zones in South America.

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