Just when you thought things couldn’t any stranger in the battle between FIFA and European clubs eager to keep their top players from playing in the Olympics, now comes word that just hours after a court ruling allowed the clubs to recall their players, two of the three clubs will let their players play in the Olympics.
Werder Bremen and Schalke 04 are set to let Diego and Rafinha play for Brazil in the Olympics provided the Brazilian federation provide some proof that the players will be covered by some sort of insurance. The clubs have decided to let their players play because of the late timing of the ruling in their favor.
That leaves FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi, who wants to stay in China with the Argentina Olympic team, according to his Olympic team coach. Let’s face it, if Messi stays, what will Barcelona do? Suspend its best player? Would FIFA really help Barcelona in that instance?
Does any of this make sense? No, not really.
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