Brazil-Argentina must play the game suspended

Brazil-Argentina must play the game suspended

The moment of the scandal

FIFA yesterday rejected the appeals presented by the AFA and the CBF and confirmed that Brazil and Argentina must complete the suspended superclassic on September 5 of last year in São Paulo, valid for the South American Qualifiers for the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

The highest governing body of world football will schedule the continuation of the match at a place and date to be confirmed, before the start of the World Cup, scheduled for November 21 to December 18.

The FIFA Appeals Committee did not allow the presentations of both federations to avoid a match without any sporting incident, given the conclusion of the Qualifiers and the World Cup qualification assured by both selected.

In addition to maintaining the dispute over the superclassic, FIFA kept the fine of 50,000 Swiss francs – the same amount in dollars – for both entities for the suspension of the game, although it lowered the economic sanction for other infractions committed.

The AFA will pay 100,000 francs, half of what was initially stipulated, for failing to comply with its obligations related to the preparations and participation in the meeting; while the CBF will pay 250,000 and not 500,000 for failures in security and public order.

FIFA resolved the case last February when it communicated the continuity of the match, the economic fines and the sanction of two matches to the Argentine soccer players Emiliano Martínez, Emiliano Buendía, Cristian Romero and Giovani Lo Celso, who already complied in the last window of the Playoffs.


The Brazil-Argentina superclassic was suspended 5 minutes into the first half at the Arena Corinthians stadium when delegates from the National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) stormed the field of play to prevent its continuation for public health reasons.

The Brazilian authorities denounced at that time that the four soccer players mentioned, residing in the United Kingdom, had falsified their declaration of entry into the country and violated the measures in force at that time in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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