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QATAR 2022 FOOTBALL WORLD CUP QUALIFIER: Brazil Game Against Argentina Suspended Over COVID-19 Scare

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Qatar World Cup 2022 qualifier between Brazil and Arch Rivals Argentina had been halted due to the participation of three Argentinian players whom the Brazillian authority claims broke quarantine rules.

Emiliano Martinez, Cristian Romero and Giovani Lo Celso were cleared to play the World Cup qualifier despite being accused of falsifying travel information upon their entry to Brazil, with mandatory quarantine and deportation advised by the Brazilian government for the trio and reserve Emiliano Buendia.

The players in question play in England, and under Brazil’s regulations, visitors who have been in the UK, and the 14 days before arrival must quarantine for two weeks. The match was just 5 minutes into play before men who appeared likely in police uniforms invaded the pitch and disrupted the game, demanding the players’ arrest.

The match had to be abandoned while FIFA disciplinary committee is expected to decide what action will be taken going ahead.

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