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COVID-19: Brazil vs Argentina WCQ Suspended After Health Officials Storm Pitch To Remove Four Players

COVID-19: Brazil vs Argentina WCQ Suspended After Health Officials Storm Pitch To Remove Four Players 

The 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier between Brazil and Argentina has been suspended after the host country’s health officials stormed the field to remove four Argentine players.

According to the Mirror, the match played in Sao Paulo started, but was halted minutes from the start after four players allegedly falsified Covid-19 documents.

No less than four Premier League players that play for Argentina face the brunt of ‘lying’ on documents that they filed to gain entry into Brazil for the match.

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Aston Villa duo Emiliano Martinez and Emiliano Buendia as well as Tottenham Hotspur’s Giovani Lo Celso and Cristian Romero are the players in question.

According to ESPN Brasil, FIFA along with the Federal Government and CONMEBOL managed to strike an agreement to have all four of the players available to play the encounter.

This however changed within minutes of the start of the game, Brazil’s health authority Anvisa entered the pitch along with the police and ordered the match to be stopped until the four players were off the field and detained.

Rules pertaining to Covid-19 regulations in Brazil, is of such a nature that any person entering the countrt from the United Kingdom must observe a 14-day isolation period which the four players didn’t do.

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  • Footballfanatic 2 weeks ago

    Wow what exactly does this mean? “FIFA along with the Federal Government and CONMEBOL managed to strike an agreement to have all four of the players available to play the encounter” so other footballing nations are stupid or what???

     
    • Omo9ja 2 weeks ago

      We have bad people every where. I am not surprised about this. If that happens in Africa, you will see the news every where.

      It is well. We have manipulators every where. FIFA, we are watching you. God bless Nigeria!!!

       
  • osaretin 2 weeks ago

    I am so happy over this development. When CAF wrote to the English FA on the exception of African players from this quarantine laws. FIFA was silent on the whole issue and from all i know, there was no reply to this request. Now that it has happen in South America. Fifa will see that it is not fait that big teams are left without the services of their palyers. for me the guilty culprit here is the UK goverent