Brazil vs Argentina Abandoned – FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Match suspended due to the failure to follow Covid-19 Health Protocols by English-based Argentinian players – The biggest match of the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers between Brazil and Argentina has been abandoned due to the failure to follow Covid-19 Health and Safety Protocols. The players involved were Emiliano Martinez, Giovani Lo Celso, Cristian Romero, and Emiliano Buendia, four Premier League players who had been in red-listed England before this international break.
Brazil vs Argentina World Cup Qualifiers: Match suspended due to the failure to follow Covid-19 Health Protocols by England-based Argentinian players
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 5, 2021
Brazil vs Argentina Abandoned: Argentina walked off the field Sunday after only seven minutes of its World Cup qualifier against host Brazil after health officials came onto the pitch following coronavirus concerns about three Argentina players.
Argentina tweeted that the game, which was at 0-0, would not resume.
Antonio Barra Torres, the president of Brazil’s health agency, said four Argentina players will be fined and deported for allegedly not following the country’s COVID-19 protocols.
Four of Argentina’s players from the English Premier League had been ordered to quarantine by Brazil’s health agency ahead of the match. Despite that order, three of the four started for Argentina.
Brazil vs Argentina Abandoned – FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Aston Villa players Emiliano Martinez and Emiliano Buendia, and Tottenham duo Giovanni Lo Celso and Cristian Romero, came to play for Argentina despite the Premier League not wanting players to be released for international duty due to the need to quarantine for 10 days in a hotel on their return. Now they have been caught up in Brazilian quarantine restrictions.
Martinez, Romero, and Lo Celso started the match. Buendia was not included in the squad.