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FIFA won’t sanction Premier League clubs for withholding Brazilian players

The Brazil national team pushed FIFA to sanction clubs that decided to withhold players from travelled to red-list countries in South America during the international break, but there has been a breakthrough to benefit those involved rather than hold them back.

According to Sky Sports, FIFA will allow players from Brazil, Chile, Mexico, and Paraguay who play for Premier League clubs to take the pitch this weekend after those countries agreed to waive a restriction.

Manchester United did not release Fred for the World Cup qualifiers this month and after extensive talks over the past 24 hours between FIFA and the federations involved, both parties struck a deal.

As a result, there has been an agreement paved for players to play for their club without the risk of sanctions coming down on Premier League clubs.

Annoyingly late news for those of us who are trying to stay on top of Fantasy Premier League matters, but at least all South American players have been cleared to represent their clubs in the Premier League this weekend.

Common sense prevails.

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