Argentina national team players left Brazil after testifying in front of the Federal Police (PF) on Sunday evening (5), according to information from a policy analyst at CNN Basilia Rodriguez. The Argentine national team published a picture of the athletes inside the plane on their social networking sites.
The Argentine delegation was notified to leave the country by the PF after four players from the team entered Brazil without complying with the mandatory 14-day quarantine for foreigners who had passed through the UK, as a precaution during the novel coronavirus pandemic. Emiliano Martinez, Emiliano Buendia, Giovanni Lo Celso and Christian Romero play for the Premier League teams.
The National Health Monitoring Agency (Anfisa) said in a statement that it met with representatives of the Argentine team and the Brazilian Football Confederation on Saturday to advise athletes to undergo quarantine at the hotel in which they are concentrated. However, everyone went to the Arena Corinthians, in Sao Paulo, to play the match, and three of them started as starters.
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With the ball already rolling, the Anvisa members, accompanied by agents of the Federal Police, entered the field to report the suspension, resulting in the match being suspended by the referee.
In an interview with CNN Shortly after the case, Anvisa’s president, Antonio Barra Torres, stated that the four Argentine players remaining in Brazil was a violation of Brazilian health rules, and they were at risk of deportation.
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