Brazil vs Argentina Abandoned Over Covid Controversy

The game in Sao Paulo’s Arena Corinthians started off as booked on Sunday, with Brazil out for vengeance after July’s Copa America last converse.

With five minutes gone, various disguised police and wellbeing officials out of nowhere entered the playing surface to capture Martinez, Romero, Buendia and Lo Celso.

“It was important to keep our sterile convention,” said Antonio Barra Torres, the top of the Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (through Rede Globo). “We called the government police, that went to the lodging and we discovered that they had effectively left for the Stadium. The rest is the thing that you’re not kidding.”

They were kept from doing as such by the players’ Argentina colleagues, causing an improper fight as the game was stopped.

Argentina Captain Lionel Messi speedily drove his side down the passage to the changing areas, and CONMEBOL affirmed the activity would not re-start.

The greatest match of the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers among Brazil and Argentina has been deserted because of the inability to follow Covid-19 Health and Safety Protocols. The players included were Emiliano Martinez, Giovani Lo Celso, Cristian Romero, and Emiliano Buendia, four Premier League players who had been in red-recorded England before this global break.

The sensational mediation came hours after Brazil’s wellbeing specialists had said four England-based players for Argentina needed to isolate.

Despite the fact that it didn’t name the four, the players with English Premier League clubs are Emiliano Buendia and Emiliano Martinez of Aston Villa, and Giovani lo Celso and Cristian Romero of Tottenham Hotspur.

Martinez, Lo Celso and Romero all began the game in Sao Paulo.

No date for the adjusted apparatus has been set with Argentina players leaving to plan for their next World Cup qualifier – at home to Bolivia on Friday, 10 September.

Argentina mentor Lionel Scaloni says: “It makes me exceptionally dismal. I’m not searching for any guilty parties. Regardless of whether something occurred, it was not an opportunity to make that mediation.

“It ought to host been a gathering for everybody, to partake in the best players on the planet. I might want individuals of Argentina to comprehend that as a mentor I need to safeguard my players.

“At no time were we told that they couldn’t play the match. We needed to play the game, the players from Brazil as well.”


But five hours after leaving the stadium under the threat of detainment, Argentina have boarded their plane to head home.

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