Goalkeeper Emiliano Martínez and forward Emiliano Buendia, two players involved in a brawl in the derby between Brazil and Argentina, return to play on the 5th of the month, for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers, by Aston this weekend, in So Paulo. can. Villa in the Premier League. Athletes end their 14-day quarantine in Croatia after participating in national team games.
The goalkeeper and striker arrived in the Eastern European country after leaving Brazil, as they could not train in the UK. The two stayed at a hotel, where they had the opportunity to do physical exercises guided by the club at a distance.
“We hope he joins the squad tomorrow (Saturday) morning,” Aston Villa coach Dean Smith said at a press conference this Friday ahead of the Premier League fifth round match against Everton.
“We will decide whether they are ready to play or not. We have information about what they are doing every day in Croatia. They are in good physical shape, that’s what we need to know. We’ll be there tomorrow (Saturday) Will wait till morning. And we will see,” he said.
Before the derby between Martínez and Buendia, the local team and Argentina, which should have been an outright 5th place in So Paulo, were two of four players accused of providing false information to immigration when entering Brazil.
Argentines decided to step off the field by inspectors from the National Health Monitoring Agency (ANVISA) to raid the pitch in search of four athletes. Then, the game was suspended and FIFA has already announced that it is studying the matter.