The classic Brazil-Argentina soccer match was suspended in Sao Paulo on Sunday due to an alleged violation of health protocol by four Argentinian soccer players.
The Disciplinary Committee of the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA), organizer of the qualifying rounds, was in charge of resolving the conflict.
Both teams played just six minutes at São Paulo’s Neo Química Arena stadium until ANVISA officials and the Federal Police entered the field to enforce a deportation order against Emiliano Martinez, Cristian Romero, Giovani Lo Celso and Emiliano Buendia.
The four Argentinian players were accused of violating the Covid-19 protocol upon arrival in the country and should have been deported, fined and sanctioned, director of the regulatory body, Antonio Barra Torres, said.
According to G1, now the official document of the agency shows that a member of the Argentinian delegation, Fernando Ariel Batista, forged information about four Argentinian players.
These athletes passed through the United Kingdom, which would require compliance with quarantine in Brazil, but there is no such information in the health declarations filled out by Batista.