The Superior Court of Sports Justice (STJD) accepted the complaint and will next Friday (8), judge Flamengo and Andreas Pereira for the midfielder’s participation in the duel with Santos. The match took place on 28 August at Villa Belmiro for Campeonato Brasileiro, and ended with a 4–0 victory.
The club was condemned for selecting Andreas ahead of a mandatory 14-day quarantine period set up by Envisa (National Health Monitoring Agency) for travelers passing through the United Kingdom – the midfielder worked for Manchester United, England. The player shall be liable for conduct contrary to discipline or sports ethics.
Andreas made his debut in the game against Peixe, just eight days after landing in Brazil. Santos Gavia went to court to condemn the club, which “must have violated Articles 191, I, II, II, 203 and 214 of the Brazilian Code of Sports Justice (CBJD)”. However, the Attorney’s Office understood that, in this case, Articles 203 and 214 were not applicable, and condemned Andreas in Article 191, Items I, II and III in Flamengo and Article 258.
Article 191 and related items refer to “legal liability”, “deliberation, resolution, determination, necessity, request or failure to comply with or obstruct the fulfillment of any regulatory or administrative act of CNE or Sports Administration Unit”. Huh. is associated or obliged” and “regulating, general or special, of the Contest”. The fine is from R$100.00 to R$100,000.00.
258 speaks of “adherence to any conduct contrary to discipline or sporting ethics not stipulated by the other rules of this Code”. The penalty is a suspension from one to six matches.
In addition to the complaint made by the STJD attorney, Santos went to the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) and filed a formal complaint for Andreas Pereira’s presence in the game.
The player-related issue came into limelight after Anvisa postponed the match between Brazil and Argentina for the World Cup qualifiers, as four members of the Argentine delegation came from England and did not meet the essential requirements requested by the health authorities.
A few days later, Anvisa issued an official notice barring Willian, a Corinthian reinforcement and who was also at Chelsea, from playing in a game with Atlético-Go for the Brazilian Championship. In the case of Andreas, the agency suggested punishment for the player.