Last time, I… Brazil and Argentina They entered the field to face each other The match has been suspended On behalf of the National Health Surveillance Agency (Anfisa). The match is scheduled to be held in September 2022 as part of the World Cup qualifiers in Qatar.
This classic game will be played on September 5th last year, at the Neo Química Arena, in São Paulo. The match was initially stopped after Anvisa agents stormed the garden of Corinthians Stadium to arrest Argentine players who violated health rules in Brazil.
In the end, the match was canceled in agreement with the two federations, which withdrew their appeal from the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). The Brazilian Confederation and the Asian Football Confederation requested that the confrontation points be determined.
Brazil was punished with a fine of 300,000 Swiss francs (1.624 million Brazilian reals). The Argentines paid half of this amount, i.e. 812 thousand Brazilian reals.
In both cases, 25% of the fines were donated to the World Health Organization to support efforts to combat the Covid-19 epidemic.
Why was the match stopped and suspended?
The classic match was suspended after just five minutes of play by Anvisa agents and federal police. According to the health authority, goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, defender Cristian Romero, and midfielders Emiliano Buendia and Giovani Lo Celso were unable to be on the field in the duel against the Brazilian national team.
Anvisa stated in a statement that the four players did not adhere to the mandatory quarantine for those arriving in Brazil and who had been in the United Kingdom in the last 14 days.
The athletes played in English football and, according to the players’ agents, played matches for their clubs at the end of August. Because they had been in the UK for two weeks before the match, they lied to the Brazilian authorities when they had to fill out health declarations upon entering the country.
Source: Redacao Terra
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