Leeds could play Raphinha in big revolt against FIFA this weekend
Leeds United and other Premier League clubs are plotting a “huge” revolt this weekend, according to The Sun.
The newspaper have reported that clubs are set to ignore FIFA and play their South American players despite of the five-day ban imposed.
It is suggested that all 20 clubs have agreed that no complaints will be made if these so-called ineligible players feature.
There have been three days of intense talks between FIFA and Premier League clubs to try and resolve the issue.
After they reportedly led to nothing, clubs are said to have taken matters into their own hands this weekend.
Premier League bosses are said to not be opening any investigations into the matter, and that the ball will fall firmly back into the hands of FIFA.
Based on this latest report, it looks as though our superstar winger will be playing against Liverpool on Sunday, regardless of if he is allowed or not.
Should the Reds do the same and play the likes of Alisson, it is hard to say what the consequence would be rather than a fine.
It has been reported that any clubs breaching the rule could be handed a defeat, but surely they can’t hand us both a loss?
Marcelo Bielsa shed no light on the situation during his press conference today, so it appears as though this hasn’t left boardroom level yet.
It looks as though we will have no idea what will happen until the teamsheets come out across the Premier League tomorrow – will the Brazilians play? All eyes are waiting.
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