“Right now at 1.35pm it isn’t clear. Hopefully they (Ederson and Jesus) can play. We’ll wait and see if there is good news,” Guardiola told a news conference.
“Hopefully they can play. We will wait and see tomorrow if there is some news but we are going to have to wait until tomorrow to see if they can play or not.
“I don’t understand the situation for the fact I don’t know what we have to do. It’s an honour when our players go to their national teams to play for the country where they were born.
“We allowed all the players to play, from Liverpool and United and Arsenal and Chelsea. They had to travel but they are not allowed because they had to quarantine for 10 days in a hotel. It’s difficult to understand, that’s why we’ll wait for a statement from FIFA.”
Asked whether they were likely to play, he added: “We are going to wait until tomorrow. Right now I think they are going to play because I don’t have other instructions.”
Why are Brazilian players banned?
Premier League clubs decided unanimously to stop players from appearing for their country in the latest round of international fixtures, if it meant travel to a red-list country, which would require a 10-day period of quarantine upon their return.