World football’s central governing body breaks its silence over strange events at Corinthians Arena over the weekend
FIFA has issued an official statement following the suspension of the World Cup qualifying match between Brazil and Argentina on Sunday.
The match at Corinthians Arena came to a sudden halt a few minutes after the start when health officials tried to reprimand three Argentine players for violating the rules of the Cowboys 19.
The visitors eventually left the pitch and walked for about an hour. CONMEBOL, the governing body of South American football, confirmed the suspension after the game was suspended., And now FIFA has promised to look into the matter in more detail.
What has been said?
FIFA lamented the scenes before the suspension of the match between Brazil and Argentina for the World Cup 2022 qualifiers, which prevented millions of spectators from enjoying the match between the two major football nations.
“Official reports of the first match have been sent to FIFA. This information will be analyzed by the competent disciplinary bodies and a decision will be made in due course.”
Which players were involved?
Austin Villa duo Emiliano Bondia and Amy Martinez, and Tottenham duo Giovanni Lou Celso and Cristian Romero He was accused of forging documents to travel to Brazil. From England before the heavyweight international fixtures.
Argentina boss Lionel Scaloni decided to start Martinez, Lu Celso and Romero anyway, which led to a dramatic intervention by the country’s health officials.
The Brazilian government originally recommended mandatory quarantine and deportation for the four accused players, but Scaloni and his entourage boarded a plane to return home five hours after the game was suspended amid the threat of detention.
No match replay date has been set yet, and it has been suggested that Brazil may be given the default victory due to alleged violations of quarantine procedures by Argentine players.
Currently, both countries are waiting for their next respective World Cup qualifiers on Friday, with Brazil due to Peru and Argentina against Bolivia.