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Manchester City were told that Gabriel Jesus and Ederson would miss this weekend’s match after a FIFA rule was invoked.
However, the chances of City’s Brazilian pair being out of the squad for Saturday’s Leicester clash are low.
Brazil have invoked FIFA rule which states that players who were unavailable for their countries for World Cup qualifiers cannot play five days after the end of the official international break, which wraps up tonight.
That means Jesus and Ederson, who have remained in Manchester while Brazil faced Chile and Argentina, and take on Peru tonight, are legally unable for the game at the King Power Stadium.
The Premier League clubs collectively took the decision to stop players travelling to South America, with Brazil on the Covid travel red list.
The Brazilian FA had to take a stand, with fans in that country annoyed at being without major stars like Ederson, Jesus, Roberto Firmino and Fabinho.
The players ultimately hold the ace cards here.
Source – manchestereveningnews