FIFA have released a statement confirming Francisco Sierralta will be eligible to play for Watford in today's game against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The governing body had received a request from the Chilean FA requesting that sanctions be placed on the player after he was unable to join them for their World Cup qualifying matches during the international break.

However, FIFA has this morning confirmed that he will be able to play in today's match against Wolves.

It also means that today's opponents will have striker Raul Jimenez available for selection as well.

The statement reads: "Based on positive signals and constructive dialogue FIFA has received from the UK government towards the international match window in October, recognising that players have no control over the extreme situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and sanitary restrictions currently imposed and, as a sign of good faith, goodwill and cooperation, the member associations of Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Paraguay, in close consultation with FIFA, have taken the decision to withdraw their complaints in relation to the England-based players, and players bound to play in England, who were not released for the recent international matches.

 On 8 September 2021, the FIFA President, The FA Interim Chair and Premier League Chair sent a joint letter to the UK Prime Minister. The UK government is now open to find a reasonable solution with the three organisations, who are working closely together in a spirit of mutual understanding, in the interests of everyone."