Close to completing two months of waxing match involving Brazil and Argentina (see photo gallery below)
At the Neo Quimica Arena, which was suspended after Anvisa’s intervention, FIFA President Gianni Infantino spoke about the episode.
On a tour of the neighboring country, the Swiss-Italian stated that what happened in that meeting, valid for the sixth round of the South American qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup, is still pending.
“This is a matter that is pending under the disciplinary status of FIFA. The bodies are independent and respond according to the rules. What happened cannot be ignored,” he said.
remember the case
Anvisa disrupted a match between Brazil and Argentina for the World Cup qualifiers to be held at the Neo Quimica Arena in So Paulo. Four minutes after the game, agency officials entered the field and were forced to stop play by four Argentine players who entered Brazil without observing the quarantine period.
Emiliano Martínez, Emiliano Buendia, Giovanni Lo Celso and Cristian Romero entered the country randomly, as they did not state that they had been to the UK before. Therefore, the athletes should have and should not have completed the quarantine.
Currently, Brazil is leading in the qualifiers with 31 points, while second-ranked Argentina has 25 points.