Among the biggest rivalries in football, the rivalry between the Brazilian and Argentine football teams has taken on new components in recent months and sparked behind the scenes before the teams take to the field today (5), at 4pm, at the Neo Química Arena, in São Paulo. . The match was postponed from the sixth round of the World Cup qualifiers for Qatar and takes place less than two months after the last match that witnessed the Copa America final – the tournament was held in Brazil and Argentina was the champion.
Since the Copa America era, some elements of this rivalry have gained more weight. Before the final match, the players of the Brazilian national team expressed their concern about the movement of citizens who decided to join Argentina, either because of Messi or because the Brazilian Confederation was the guarantor of the championship in Brazil even at the height of the epidemic.
The slogan “If you have Brazil, I am Brazil” was used by Neymar for the first time and to this day it is repeated by other players in the national team, such as defender Thiago Silva. There is an air of rematch between players in the first classic game since that episode. But this rivalry again with Argentina did not stop there and reached the Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Hackers on social media
At the time of the Olympics, the Argentine television station “TYC Sports” praised in one of its Instagram posts the three goals that Richarlison scored against Germany, in the debut of men’s football. In the comments, the players of the Argentina Copa America champions joked: “And in the final?”. Paredes started this provocation, followed by Lo Celso and Di Maria.
Richarlison admires players with an irreverent style, such as Romario, Edmundo, Paulo Nunes, Neymar and others. Those close to him say that after targeting the Argentines, it was only a matter of time before the re-provocation. And so it was: When Argentina were eliminated from the group stage at the Olympics, the number 10 shirt on social media wrote “Only a thousand goals Pele” and “Who has the most has 5”, along with his appearance in a photo published by Matthews Cunha. Make a farewell gesture with the caption “Goodbye, Hermanitus.”
DePaul cut. He posted a photo of the Copa America final showing Richarlison kneeling and looking ugly at the Brazilian, as if scolding him. He added a cup emoji, an Argentine flag, and another asking for silence. Richarlison did not respond to this specific provocation and even engaged in another provocation with Chilean Arturo Vidal, but the atmosphere with the Argentines is not good.
After Everton-Inge’s veto, Richarlison will not take part in Sunday’s derby.
Controversy over versions
In all, 12 players from the Brazilian national team called up for these September matches have been banned by their clubs from playing for the national team – nine of them play in England. The Argentine Federation negotiated with Aston Villa and Tottenham and obtained the editions of Emiliano Martinez, Buendia, Cristian Romero and Lo Celso. The players and managers announced the endorsement as a result of the players’ will and efforts to be on the national team.
The problem is that the Quartet has not gone through the mandatory quarantine period to enter Brazil that people who have been in the UK in the past two weeks – as they are – have had to go through. According to Anvisa (the national health monitoring agency), players lied in their documents to enter the country and could be banned from entering the stadium and even deported.
On social media, Argentine fans saw non-compliance with the health rule that could lead to punishment as a turning point for the Brazilians to prevent players from participating in tomorrow’s match. It’s just another element in the smoldering competition.
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