The Brazilian national team is the captain of the qualifying group for the 2022 World Cup.

The International Football Association Board (FIFA) decided to replay the World Cup qualifier match between Brazil and Argentina, which was interrupted on September 5 due to non-compliance with the Covid protocol. The new date has not been specified.

The match in Sao Paulo was halted minutes after kickoff by Brazilian health service representatives, accusing four of the visiting players of violating national COVID-19 laws.

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It turns out Emiliano Buendia and Emiliano Martinez of Aston Villa and Giovanni Lo Celso and Christian Romero of Tottenham Hotspur have not given up after arriving in Brazil in the 14-day quarantine required of people staying in the past two weeks from the UK.

All four players were suspended by FIFA for two matches for violating FIFA protocol. In addition, the Brazilian Federation has to pay 550 thousand. And the penalty of Swiss francs for “violation of order and security”, and the Argentine side 250 thousand. Francs for “failure to fulfill one’s obligations in the field of order and security”.

The recurring match will not be important for the fate of the promotion, as Brazil and Argentina have already guaranteed the right to participate in the World Cup in Qatar.


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