Qualifying for the World Cup is considered one of the most glamorous encounters in sport. In reality, they played only five minutes of the soccer game.
Brazilian health officials arrived at Arena Corinthians in an almost unbelievable setting. They believed that Argentine players should not be allowed to play due to COVID-19 regulations.
Brazil vs Argentina World Cup qualifier match stopped by the official.
According to BBC Sport, authorities claimed that four Argentine players who had traveled from the UK, three of whom started the game, should have been quarantined.
While the players were not on the list of names, the Premier League quartet of Argentines was Emiliano Buendia. Also, Emiliano Martínez of Aston Villa and Giovani lo Celso and Cristian Romero Tottenham Hotspur.
Argentina’s squad finally made their way to the locker room as the carnage and arguments unfolded, with captain Lionel Messi later returning to the field to vent his frustrations.
Conmebol suspends the match
Conmebol, the governing body of South American soccer, confirmed that the game was suspended without resolution or fixed arrangements.
An official statement from Conmebol said: “By decision of the match referee, the match organized by FIFA between Brazil and Argentina for the World Cup Qualifiers is suspended.
“The match commissioner and referee will report to the FIFA Disciplinary Committee. It will set out the next steps. These procedures strictly adhere to current regulations.
As authorities work together to unravel the details of events in recent days, soccer fans have to fill in the gaps in what turned out to be an incredibly chaotic evening.
Extended Videos of chaos in Argentina vs Brazil
Although the answers and facts may not be available until several months or even weeks later. However, followers can still look back to see the incredible images that will undoubtedly last as an unforgettable moment.
While clips and snippets of the game have been shared on social media, a YouTube video covers the decision to cut the entire game at halftime in just over 10 minutes.
It was surreal to see soccer action stall due to Brazil’s lengthy negotiations with officials on the field.
You can make whatever you want of him. Still, you won’t be the last to hear of a fascinating incident that marks a strange crossroads between global regulations and the personal importance of soccer.
In FIFA’s own words:
“FIFA will now gather evidence from all parties to fully understand the events that led to the suspension of the match.
After that, they will make their decision on the most appropriate course of action.”
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