Rules are broken all the time. FIFA does not usually step in unless an official complaint is filed by a national federation, and it can be any federation affected, not just the teams playing.
I went through this last cycle when Bolivia fielded an ineligible player against Peru. It was Chile who ended up making the official complaint to FIFA.
Bolivia seem to be in a habit of breaking that rule; I'm not sure how they got away with inviting Haiti when they had to travel 7+ hours to go to Santa Cruz de la Sierra Bolivia.
Next month they fly from Santiago Chile to Panama City right? I think that also breaks the 5 hour mark because that flight is 7 hours.
I always thought he never looked comfortable on the sidelines or being interviewed. It never came across to me that he was all in with the roster he had (like most other managers who play up their players).
It felt he regretted the move to Canada. Not sure what was the pitch by Friend & Simpson, but he came across the least enthusiatic of the managers.