The club believes that with the re-entering rules as strict as they are this will not allow the team to be fully prepared or ready for their exclusion. Another report had them missing as many as 12 matches before they’d be allowed back in the fold which is ludicrous.
City should be able to deny Brazil their players, but FIFA is thought to be playing hardball and could force City and all major European clubs to release the players regardless of re-entry rules.
One possible deal is there could be a major exception made for ‘extraordinary talent’ as has been done in the past.
A wrinkle there is the current rules has players having to quarantine for ten days in a hotel upon their return to the UK. That could be lessened for vaccinated individuals and made shorter.
Guess we’ll find out soon, but 12 matches is way too much to miss.
Thoughts on recent developments?