Alisson has two red cards rescinded by VAR against Ecuador

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson believes he has achieved a footballing mystery first by having two red cards rescinded in Brazil’s 1-1 draw with Ecuador. The 29-year-old was initially dismissed in the 25th minute after catching former West Ham striker Enner Valencia with a high boot. But replays changed the referee’s mind, before Alisson was similarly reprieved for a late foul on…

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South American players cleared to play this weekend

England-based players have been cleared to play for their clubs this weekend. This comes after complaints about their failure to report for international duty were dropped. Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Paraguay had invoked a Fifa rule. It would have meant players not released for the recent South American World Cup qualifiers were suspended from playing for five days. But the…

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