The World Cup qualifier match between Argentina and Brazil which was scheduled to play on Sunday night was suspended due to breaching the COVID-19 rules. FIFA has released a statement regarding this suspended match on Monday. However, in their statement, the FIFA media have stated that the decision is yet to be made after the official disciplinary bodies analyse the whole information regarding the match.
On Sunday night, when the game was just started between Brazil and Messi’s Argentina, the health authorities of Brazil came onto the pitch to stop the game as according to them, COVID-19 rules were breached by some Premier League players named Aston Villa’s goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, Tottenham’s midfielder Giovani Lo Celso and defender Cristian Romero, and the fourth player was Aston Villa’s new signing Emiliano Buendia. The Premier League players were said to mandatorily quarantine themselves, but after being in isolation for just 3 days they were on the pitch. Thus, for breaking the COVID-19 protocols of the country, the officials had to suspend the match. Another player from Manchester United named Edinson Cavani who plays as a forward in Uruguay national football team recently removed his name from the Uruguayan squad because of this rule.
— FIFA Media (@fifamedia) September 6, 2021
“FIFA regrets the scenes preceding the suspension of the match between Brazil and Argentina for the CONMEBOL qualifiers of FIFA World Cup 2022 which prevented millions of fans from enjoying a match between two of the most important football nations in the world,” FIFA in their official statement.