EPL: South American stars cleared by FIFA to play this weekend


FIFA has cleared South American players who did not honour their countries’ invitation during the international break, to play in the Premier League this weekend.

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

This follows extensive talks with FIFA, the Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Mexico Football Associations.

They have all agreed to waive their automatic five-day restriction, which would have prevented a number of stars from featuring in the latest round of domestic matches.

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.

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