It’s was all chaotic as brazil vs argentina game was suspended by CONMEBOL amid health concern , as some players were reported to have breached the covid-19 quarantine protocols.
There was chaos in South America on Sunday evening as a World Cup qualifying match between Brazil and Argentina was abandoned after Brazilian health officials stormed the pitch.
Brazil vs Argentina Game Suspended By CONMEBOL
That was due to the local authorities trying to deport four Argentine players who play for Preier League clubs after they were in breach of coronavirus protocols.
Emiliano Buendia was on the bench, Aston Villa teammate Emiliano Martinez started between the posts and Tottenham Hotspur duo Giovani Lo Celso and Cristian Romero started in a game which was shrouded in controversy.
Government rules in Brazil state that any person entering the country having recently been in the UK must observe a period of 14 days’ isolation
However, all of them allegedly did not declare they had been in England and were subsequently placed under investigation by the local authorities
Following their victory over Venezuela, the Argentinian FA believed they did not need to make the Brazilian authorities aware as they had already told CONMEBOL that the four players were part of their Covid-secure bubble.
Brazil’s authorities had not sanctioned their visit and officials visited Argentina’s team hotel in Sao Paolo on Sunday in the hours leading up to game in attempt to prevent the match from going ahead.
ESPN Brasil claim that the Federal Government, FIFA and CONMEBOL – the South American football governing body – struck an agreement so that all four players would be allowed to play.
But members of the Brazilian health authority, Anvisa, stormed the field just minutes in, accompanied by police officers to demand the match be stopped until the four players were removed from the pitch and reportedly detained