FIFA confirms a new confrontation between Brazil and Argentina in the qualifiers – 05/09/2022

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Madrid, May 9 (EFE). FIFA’s Appeals Committee confirmed on Monday that Brazil and Argentina will have to play a new World Cup qualifier to make up for the match that was suspended on September 5, 2021, within a few minutes of the game being played at the Arena Corinthians that became known as the “Anvisa Classic”.

The measure endorsed the decision of the entity’s disciplinary committee and partially rejected appeals from the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) and the Argentine Football Association (AFA). The location of the new match, scheduled for September 22, has not been determined.

FIFA retained a fine of 50,000 Swiss francs (256 thousand Brazilian reais) imposed on the two confederations due to the suspension, but reduced the fine imposed on the Brazilian Confederation for breaching public order and security to 250,000 francs (1.2 million Brazilian reais). The footballer for not fulfilling his obligations in relation to the preparation and participation in the match, and the reduction of the penalty to 100,000 francs (512 thousand Brazilian reais).

Both teams, although not fencing until the end, secured qualification for the cup that will be held this year in Qatar.

The match in Sao Paulo was called off five minutes into the match, when agents from the National Health Monitoring Agency (Anvisa) entered the field arguing that four Argentine players (Emiliano Buendia, Emiliano Martinez, Giovani Lo Celso and Cristian Romero) had been omitted upon arrival. In Brazil, who were in the UK 14 days ago, which required them to remain isolated, according to Brazil’s health laws against COVID-19. EFE

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