the Disciplinary Committee FIFA announced on Monday that the match between Brazil and Argentina in the South American qualifiers that took place in September last year will be rescheduled, but no date or venue has been set. The match was interrupted at the start of the first half by representatives of the Health Monitoring Agency (Anvisa) who entered the stadium due to the entry of four Argentine players playing in the United Kingdom and the lack of respect for the Brazilian health rules against Covid. -19.
FIFA statement condemns CBF for paying a traffic fine 500,000 Swiss francs (3.09 million Brazilian reals) for violations of order and security. The Argentine Football Association was also punished and will have to pay a fine of 200,000 Swiss francs (1.4 million Brazilian riyals) for not fulfilling its obligations regarding order, safety, preparation and participation in the match. Both associations will face a fine of 50,000 francs as a result of the match being suspended.
The four Argentine national team players involved in the controversy, Emiliano BuendiaAnd Emiliano MartinezAnd Giovanni Lo Celso And Christian Romerothey were Suspended for two matches for not complying with the FIFA international protocol to return to football. The entity informs that all concerned have already been notified.
Remember the controversy between Brazil and Argentina
classic between Brazil And Argentinavalid for the sixth round of playoffsIt was suspended after an unusual episode that caused massive confusion. In five minutes into the first half, agents of infinite and gives Federal Police He entered the stadium to stop the match due to the presence of four Argentine athletes (three of them beginners) who did not adhere to health rules on Brazilian soil, and therefore could not play. Now, the referee and the match commissioner will send a report to the FIFA Disciplinary Committee, which will determine the steps to be followed to determine the match.
The operation would be carried out in the locker room, but the Argentine delegation locked themselves in and said they would leave if anyone entered the venue. The match began and was soon halted at the Neo Química Arena after agents spoke to the match rep to stop the confrontation. Then, a quarrel broke out on the edge of the lawn. Even Messi and Neymar tried to intervene, but the derby stopped. All the Argentine players went down to the dressing room, as did the Brazilian reserves. The Brazilian players stayed on the pitch because coach Tite knew that leaving the pitch meant giving up on the game.
The Ministry of Health indicated in a statement that it supports the recommendations of the authority regarding Argentine players. “The Ministry of Health has informed that it supports and endorses the recommendations of the National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa), which is the health authority responsible for health surveillance procedures in the country.”
The agency published an official memo before the match warning that four players from the Argentine national team had violated health rules by entering Brazil. According to the statement, Emiliano Martinez, Emiliano Buendia, Giovanni Lo Celso and Christian Romero were supposed to be placed in quarantine and returned to their countries of origin, because they lied when landing in Brazilian territory. Three of them were selected from among the starting lines by coach Lionel Scaloni and Buendia was among the substitutes.
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