FIFA has announced that players who were called up by Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Paraguay during the international break are eligible for selection in the Premier League this weekend.
It was revealed on Wednesday that FIFA had invoked Article 5 – to block Premier League clubs from selecting players who they refused to release for the latest round of international fixtures – following a request from the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF).
The request came after Premier League clubs unanimously agreed last month not to release players for international matches in countries on the UK Government’s red list.
However, following talks with FIFA, the FA and the Premier League, the associations of Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Paraguay agreed to waive the automatic five-day restriction they had the option of imposing.
According to Sky Sports, The resolution was reached late on Friday night, little more than 12 hours before the weekend’s fixtures kick off.