Raphinha will miss Sunday’s clash with Liverpool after Leeds United were informed by FIFA that he is cannot be selected for five days following his return to the country.
That’s according to The Times, who claim Leeds will risk possible sanctions if they include the Brazilian in the squad.
This problems comes from the fact that six Premier League clubs refused to release their Brazilian players for the September international break due to quarantine fears on their return from South America.
The Brazil FA called on FIFA to enforce rules which will prevent the players in question from featuring for their club sides in the Premier League this weekend.
That means that Leeds will be without Raphinha for the visit of Liverpool whilst the Reds will also be short of Alisson, Fabinho and Roberto Firmino.