The World Cup qualifier between Brazil and Argentina is broken off just over six months after a Corona Eklat is trained.

Brazil-Argentina World Cup qualifier halted over COVID protocols

This was announced by the Football World Association. Accordingly, the FIFA, where and when the duel is repeated between the arch rivals. The game was initially interrupted on September 5, 2021 in São Paulo after a few minutes and then canceled.

At this time, officials of the Health Authority Anvisa had entered the field to get three Argentine players from the square for alleged violations of the Corona regulations. As a result, FIFA had initiated a disciplinary procedure against both national associations.

The FIFA Disciplinary Commission concluded that the clearance can be attributed to various task and / or breach of duty of the parties involved. That’s why they also imposed fines, the Brazilian Football Association must pay a total of 550,000 Swiss francs (around € 524 000), the Argentine Association a total of 250 000 Swiss francs (around 238 000 euros). In addition, the Argentine international Emiliano Buendía, Emiliano Martínez, Giovani Lo Celso and Cristian Romero were closed for two games each.

Brazil and Argentina are already qualified for the World Cup from 21 November to 18 December in Qatar.