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In an unheard of paper, the Brazilian government has suspended the classic South American super game in Sao Paulo.
The match that Brazil and Argentina tied without goals at the Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo for the South American qualifiers for the World Cup Qatar 2022 was halted after 5 minutes of the first half due to the disruption of health officials in the Brazilian government, who denounced four Argentine footballers. Players.for violating federal regulations to enter the country.
Four minutes of play elapsed when a delegate from the National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) entered the field to notify the game’s champions that the game could not continue due to the action taken last Sunday at noon on Emiliano Martinez, Christian Romero and Giovanni Lo. Celso and Emiliano Buenda, the first three starters of the Super Classic.
Amid confusion over what had happened, Albiceleste’s team immediately withdrew to the visiting dressing room at Corinthians Arena, prompting a reaction from 1,500 guests on the field, including Argentine ambassador Daniel Scioli.
Martinez, Romero, Lo Celso and Buenda were denounced for violating the Brazilian territory entry rule, enshrined in Ministerial Order 655 of 2021, which states that foreign travelers who have passed through the United Kingdom, South Africa, Northern Ireland and India in the last 14 days cannot enter Brazil.
Anfisa announced that the four concerned should be placed in quarantine and asked to leave the country immediately, which means that none of them can play the game. However, the players abandoned focus at the Airport Marriott in Sao Paulo and took the bus to the Corinthians Arena, in contrast to what national officials had decided.
The intervention of FIFA and Conmebol was crucial in resolving the problem with players playing in the Premier League, who were discovered to give false information upon entering Brazil. The health authorities of that country, after verifying this infraction, reported the incident to the Federal Police so that measures could be taken immediately in the area concerned.
The Argentine players announced that they had not had any of those four passes in the past two weeks, which Brazilian officials rejected after consulting their passports.
Martinez, Lo Celso, Romero and Buenda entered Brazil last Friday with the Argentine delegation from Venezuela, arriving days before from the United Kingdom, their current place of residence.
The health agency confirmed, in an official statement, that the players of Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur had suffered “a bad breach of ministerial law and Brazilian immigration control regulations”.
“Anvisa considers the situation to be a serious health risk, therefore it has advised the local health authorities to determine the immediate quarantine of players, who cannot participate in any activity and must be prohibited from remaining on Brazilian territory, in accordance with Article 11 of Federal Law No. 6437/77.”
The case of the four Albiceleste footballers began on Saturday when Anfisa launched an investigation into the conditions for entry into the country and appeared to be resolved after a meeting that lasted more than three hours that the Argentine Football Association (AFA) authorities held with CONMEBOL leaders and San Pablo state officials.
The argument used for the solution was that the players were included in the Conmebol health bubble model approved by Brazil for all international competitions, although this situation was not known by Anvisa, Jair Bolsonaro’s federal government body, which accused footballers of lying when Access. Guarulhos airport from Caracas.
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