FIFA reschedules the Brazil-Argentina qualifiers match on September 22 – Sports

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call “Anfisa Classic”the duel between Brazil And Argentina by South American Qualifiers to me World Cup 2022 You finally have an appointment. The FIFA It was decided that the match, which was suspended on September 5 last year, would take place on September 22. The time and place of the confrontation still has to be chosen, which will be responsible for cuff.

Colin Smith, FIFA Head of Competitions and Events, informed the Brazilian Football Confederation and AFA About the chosen date of the classic. The maximum football entity has warned that the Brazilian Confederation has until June 22nd to decide in which stadium the match will be played. In contact with Estadão, the Brazilian Football Confederation said it had received the documents from FIFA today and would “discuss the next steps internally”.

Five minutes of that match was played in August last year in New Coimica Arena, in Sao Paulo. But there is no obligation for the Brazilian Football Confederation to maintain Corinthians Stadium as a stage for the duel.

The match is valid for the sixth round of qualifiers He was interrupted five minutes into the first half by my representatives Health Monitoring Agency (Anvisa) Who entered the stadium because four Argentine players entered the country playing in the UK and did not respect the Brazilian health rules against covid-19.

The four Argentina national team players involved in the controversy, Emiliano Buendia, Emiliano Martinez, Giovanni Locelso and Christian Romero, have been banned for two matches for not complying with FIFA’s international protocol on returning to football.

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The game is of little importance in terms of the leaderboard, as the Brazilian national team has the best campaign in history in this form of playoffs, with 45 points, and Argentina cannot reach it with six points less. Both finished the playoffs undefeated.

However, the match has a relevance to the sporting factor, to complete the qualifying table and also because it is one of the greatest classics of world football. In the absence of matches against European rivals, Argentina is seen as the strongest competitor to the Brazilians ahead of the cup.

Brazil and Argentina will play again before facing each other in September. Competitors play a friendly match on June 11 in Australia. Tite’s team will also play friendlies against South Korea and Japan in June and Mexico in September.

The choice must present itself in preparation for the World Cup in Qatar on 14 November. The first training courses will be in Europe. After that, the delegation travels to Doha. The first World Cup match against Serbia will take place on November 24.

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