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Banned Manchester City and Liverpool players offered a potential lifeline after tensions with the Brazilian FA

Manchester City and Liverpool among the clubs to suffer the wrath of the Brazilian FA

Both Manchester City and Liverpool can thank their lucky stars this weekend after reports surfaced detailing a possible lifeline for the Premier League pair after tensions with the Brazilian Football Association escalated.

Banned Manchester City and Liverpool players offered a potential lifeline after tensions with the Brazilian FA

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – AUGUST 12: Alisson of Liverpool celebrates his team’s second goal, scored by Sadio Mane (not pictured) during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and West Ham United at Anfield on August 12, 2018 in Liverpool, UK. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths / Getty Images)

Eight players, including goalkeeping duo Ederson and Allison, were banned from traveling by their respective employers to participate in Brazil’s World Cup qualifiers during the current international break, a decision that was not fondly viewed by President Colonel Nunes and the governing body in general.

Subsequently, the The Premier League clubs in question were prevented from selecting the retained players for the next matches of the weekend at the request of the Brazilian Football Federation, which had to be fulfilled and confirmed by FIFA.

This meant that, in the case of Manchester City, they would have to rely on 36-year-old Scott Carson to get into goal in the absence of Ederson, as well as the usual number two, Zach Steffan, who would not be available after giving. positive for Covid-19. Gabriel Jesús and Fernandinho could not appear either, while Liverpool would be stripped of the aforementioned Alisson, Fabinho and Roberto Firmino. Nor would Leeds United’s Raphinha, Manchester United’s Fred and Chelsea’s Thiago Silva also wouldn’t be available for the weekend, as well as their respective midweek commitments in Europe.

Potential lifeguard on the construction site

But there may be a ray of hope for all involved as the dust settles around the ever-growing contentious issue of international duty during the Covid era. According to MailSport’s Mike keeganPremier League CEO Richard Masters opened a channel with the clubs involved in an attempt to find common ground before the weekend, which could free all players from temporary exile.

Nevertheless, Sportsmail may reveal that Premier League chief executive Richard Masters has written to the clubs today and suggested a resolution is in the offing. He says four national federations have complained to FIFA, adding that the top flight has been blocked in talks with the governing body, the government and the Football Association.

Masters believes the talks could lead to a solution on player eligibility ahead of this weekend’s games. ‘ A final decision is expected no later than tomorrow morning. ” [exerpt from MailSport article]

As it stands, the twenty Premier League clubs have not adopted a unified position regarding the release of Brazilian players given the tumultuous Covid-19 situation in the South American nation, but if all clubs find common ground and a united front, more problems. the line can be completely avoided.

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