The fight between Brazil and Argentina was finally postponed over the quarantine issue. CONMEBOL, the governing body of Latin American football, announced the postponement of the match following an altercation between Argentine players and Brazil’s health department.
In a tweet, CONMEBOL said, at 2.30pm on Sunday that the referee had postponed the World Cup qualifier between Argentina and Brazil. The match referee and match commissioner will report to the FIFA disciplinary committee. The future of this match will be decided based on him. This process will proceed by following the current rules strictly. FIFA World Cup qualifiers. Only that organization has the power to make all decisions in this regard.
Brazil-Argentina met in Qatar World Cup qualifier match at 1 pm Bangladesh time. But before the match started, it got stuck. Trouble was created in the fifth minute of the match. Eventually the players moved into the dressing room. As a result, the match was stopped in the middle. That is what the Spanish media Marca said.
The incident started in the fifth minute of the match. Nicolas Otamendi and Marcos Acuna, two Argentine players, saw an unknown person on the sidelines and asked who? Many people immediately surrounded them. In a moment there were clashes. Later, Argentine coach Lionel Scaloni came quickly and tried to handle the situation.
The man on the sidelines was a local Brazilian health official, according to a report in the Argentine sports magazine TYC. Emiliano Martinez, Cristian Romero and Giovanni Lo Celso have come to Brazil to play without following Brazil’s quarantine rules. For this, several officials of the Brazilian National Health Care Agency and several members of the law enforcement forces entered the field. Their purpose was to capture Martinez, Romero and Lo Celso. The officials of Argentina and Brazil also clashed over the issue. The Argentine players later left the field for this allegation.
Lionel Messi and Neymar were seen talking to Brazilian health officials after the trouble. The two were seen trying to handle the situation. Yet the match was called off.
If the match is completely eliminated, Argentina will benefit. As stated in Article 74 of the Code of Conduct by the South American football governing body, CONMEBOL, players cannot be banned from playing a match once the match has begun. Can’t be prevented from playing. If there is a problem with the player, it must be resolved in advance, not during the match. If that happens, the team that causes the match to stop will lose three points. The opposing team will get those three points. According to that, Argentina will get three points. But let’s see what happens in the end!