Irish FA invokes Federation Internationale de Football Association five-day rule over Rangers striker Lafferty

The Irish FA is attempting to stop Kyle Lafferty playing for Rangers this weekend

Rangers have failed to persuade Northern Ireland chiefs to release Kyle Lafferty for action against Hamilton on Sunday.

Lafferty phoned O'Neil to let him know he wouldn't be travelling to face either Austria or Bosnia and Herzegovina in their UEFA Nations league double-header because of his on-going Achilles injury, which was bothering him.

O'Neill promised to deal with the situation once Northern Ireland returned, and the IFA have now written to Rangers invoking a Federation Internationale de Football Association rule that effectively blocks Lafferty from playing in the Scottish Premier League clash at Hamilton on Sunday.

"Talks have now been held among all parties and Rangers understands the position of the Irish FA".

Rangers are shocked that Michael O'Neil the Northern Ireland manager has gone to such petty lengths to inconvenience his own Irish global player, who he seems to deem so important to his long-term Irish plans.

'International football is a choice and at this moment in time Kyle Lafferty has chosen to make himself unavailable.

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While Lafferty blamed the move on a long-standing Achilles complaint, O'Neill was left furious.

The Irish FA released a statement confirming that it will block Lafferty's participation in the Ladbrokes Premiership match against Hamilton.

The IFA has written to Rangers, telling the Glasgow club that Lafferty can not play this weekend.

"A player who has been called up by his association for one of its representative teams is, unless otherwise agreed by the relevant association, not entitled to play for the club with which he is registered during the period for which he has been released or should have been released pursuant to the provisions of this annexe".

FIFA's "five-day" rule prevents players from representing their clubs for five days after an global break, if requested by the nation's governing body, and he will now miss the game at the Superseal Stadium, live on Sky Sports.


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