The classic between Brazil and Argentina was a few minutes old, and the officers entered the meadow. Their target was the British troops of the guests.
Neymar and Lionel Messi entertained fans for five minutes, and then there was chaos: the World Cup qualifier between Brazil and Argentina was canceled on Sunday under bizarre circumstances. The scandal was sparked by four Argentines playing in the UK, who allegedly misrepresented their itinerary. Three of them were in the starting lineup.
In S பாo Paulo, it was only a matter of minutes before Anvisa, a federal police and state health officer, entered the meadow. It soon became clear that their targets were Emiliano Puendia of Aston Villa and Emiliano Martinez and Christian Romero and Giovanni Lo Celso of Tottenham Hotspur. The group around superstar Messi went into the closed dressing room.
“It had to come because Argentina’s delegation did not comply with Anvisa’s requirements from the beginning,” said Antonio Barra Torres: “Four players are now being deported from Brazil for multiple violations that have been fined for violating health rules.”
Messi and Neymar are still trying to mediate
The Health Commission had already told Anvisa before the launch that the four UK soldiers must have given false information about their itinerary. However, for those from the UK, special corona rules apply in Brazil, including 14 days of isolation. So, the players really had to be isolated because the UK is on the red list for the plague countries in Brazil.
Romero, Lo Celso and Martinez started Sunday. Superstars Neymar and Messi on the pitch and representatives of the two national associations behind the scenes tried to change the minds of the officials. Representatives of the Argentine embassy also went to the ground.
But the efforts were in vain: almost 50 minutes after the incident, the referee Jesus Valencula (Venezuela) stopped the game. As the host of the World Cup, FIFA will now decide on the next steps. Brazilian Celego, who did not leave the field during the break, practiced on the spot after the end.
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