Brazilian FA asks FIFA to block Liverpool, Man Utd, Man City, Leeds and Chelsea from selecting Brazilian players from September 10-14

FIFA has blocked Premier League clubs in Brazil from choosing Brazilian players, who they refused to release on international duty for five days at request of the country's Football Association.
Article 5 was used by the world's governing body to enforce the September 10-14 restriction. This would mean that players will be unable to attend this weekend's Premier League fixtures or Tuesday's Champions League matches.

Raphinha from Leeds, Manchester United's Fred, Thiago Brazil at Chelsea, Manchester City’s Ederson, and Gabriel Jesus were among the players not allowed to play in the World Cup qualifiers against Argentina, Peru.

Image: The ruling would affect Gabriel Jesus

This would mean that Thiago and Fred would be ineligible to visit Manchester United's Young Boys on Tuesday, and Chelsea's match with Zenit St Petersburg in Champions League on Tuesday.

FIFA has also reached out to the Football Association regarding this matter. FIFA and the UK government are still in discussions to lift the ban on exemptions from quarantine.

FIFA Article 22 of the Disciplinary Code states that sanctions may be applied if the restrictions are not followed. However, it is uncertain what will happen if Leeds or Liverpool, who meet at Elland Road, ignore any FIFA ruling.

Image: Thiago would be absent from two games for Chelsea

Sky Sports News reported last week that Paraguay, Chile and Mexico had asked FIFA to extend the restriction period on Ben Brereton, Blackburn, and Chile Francisco Sierralta, Watford, and Chile.

All parties understand that negotiations are ongoing.

Saturday, September 11, 2011

Crystal Palace vs Tottenham - kick-off 12.30pm

Arsenal vs Norwich – kick-off 3pm

Brentford vs Brighton - kick-off 3pm

Kick-off at 3:00pm: Leicester vs Man City

Man Utd vs Newcastle - kick-off 3pm

Kick-off at 3:00pm: Southampton vs West Ham

Watford vs Wolves - kick-off 3pm

Chelsea vs Aston Villa, kick-off 5.30pm, live via Sky Sports Premier League

Image: Enjoy free highlights of Cristiano Ronaldo's Man Utd return at 5.15pm on Sky Sports

Sunday, September 12:

Liverpool vs Leeds - Kick off at 4.30pm. Live on Sky Sports Premier League

Monday, September 13:

Everton vs Burnley, kick-off at 8pm, live on Sky Sports Premier League