Argentina can be punished with a WO and even excluded from the qualifiers

Argentina can be punished with a WO and even excluded from the qualifiers

The suspension of the Brazil-Argentina match, on Sunday (the fifth), at the New Coimica Arena, for the South American qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup, could be costly for visitors. This is because Hermanus could even be disqualified by FIFA from the playoffs.

If football’s governing body considers the Argentines to leave the field and refuse to play, the team may suffer a 3-0 defeat to WO in the end, however, the text of the rule states that even a disqualification can occur. If that happens, the country will not automatically qualify for the Qatar Cup.

According to the acting president of the Brazilian Football Confederation, Edenaldo Rodriguez, Anfisa warned, shortly after the confrontation was paralyzed to remove the irregular players from the field, that the match might resume, and the athletes would be deported shortly after the clash. However, the Argentines decided to leave the stadium and suspend the match.

On Sunday (5), Anfisa held a meeting with the health authorities and confirmed, after consulting the passports of Argentines Martinez, Buendia, Lo Celso and Romero, that the athletes had violated the rule for travelers to enter Brazil. People transiting through the United Kingdom, South Africa, Northern Ireland and India are denied entry to Brazilian territory.

After the Anvisa representatives entered the field, the Argentina team left the field and went to the dressing rooms.

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