FIFA confirms new duel between Brazil and Argentina for qualifiers – 09/05/2022

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MADRID, May 9 (EFE) – The FIFA Appeals Committee confirmed on Monday that Brazil and Argentina will have to play a new match for the World Cup qualifiers, which were suspended on September 5, 2021 with a few minutes to spare. The game played in Arena Corinthians and became known as “Anvisa Classic”.

The measure confirmed the decision of the unit’s disciplinary committee and partially dismissed appeals submitted by the Confederation of Brazilian Football (CBF) and the Argentine Football Association (AFA). The location of the new game, scheduled for September 22, has not yet been determined.

FIFA retained the 50,000 Swiss franc (R$256,000) fine imposed on both associations due to the suspension, but reduced the fine imposed on the CBF to 250,000 francs (R$1.2 million) for violations of public order and security, and took. The same situation in relation to the AFA for not fulfilling its obligations in relation to match preparation and participation, reducing the sanction of 100 thousand francs (R $ 512 thousand).

Despite not playing a duel till the end, both the teams were guaranteed to qualify for the cup to be played in Qatar this year.

The match in So Paulo was canceled five minutes after kickoff, when agents from the National Health Surveillance Agency (ENVISA) entered the field arguing that four Argentine players (Emiliano Bendia, Emiliano Martínez, Giovanni Lo Celso and Cristiano Romero) were abandoned upon arrival. In Brazil, those who were in the UK 14 days ago required them to self-isolate according to Brazilian health laws to combat Covid-19. EFE

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