Fifa “regretted” on Monday the sudden end of the Brazil-Argentina shock after five minutes of play on Sunday, on the intervention of the Brazilian health authorities, promising a disciplinary “decision”. The football body, responsible for this qualifying match for its 2022 World Cup, said to deplore “the scenes preceding the suspension” of the meeting, “which prevented millions of supporters from enjoying a match between two of the most important football nations in the world ”.
“The first official match reports have been sent to Fifa. This information will be analyzed by the competent disciplinary bodies and a decision will be taken in due course, ”adds the global body.
Four Argentinian players targeted
To everyone’s amazement and a few minutes after the kickoff, Sunday in Sao Paulo, representatives of the Brazilian health agency Anvisa and the federal police had entered the field to end the meeting.
The Argentines had tried to parley, but Anvisa accuses four Albiceleste players playing in England of having provided “false information” in their entry form for Brazil, by failing to report their stay in Britain during the fourteen days. preceding their arrival, thus escaping a period of quarantine.
The president of the Argentine Football Federation for his part denied any “lie” on the part of the players concerned – either Giovanni Lo Celso (Tottenham), Emiliano Martinez (Aston Villa), Emiliano Buendia (Aston Villa) and Cristian Romero (Tottenham) ), according to Anvisa.