Anvisa Agents Enter The Field, and The Brazil x Argentina Match Is Suspended

Argentina's team left the field after an intervention by health professionals from the National Health Surveillance Agency

São Paulo

The duel between Brazil and Argentina for the World Cup qualifiers, at Corinthians stadium, in São Paulo, was interrupted within the first 7 minutes of play after the entry of agents from Anvisa (National Health Surveillance Agency) on the field

After an argument on the field, which involved some Argentine athletes and health professionals, the visiting team went to the locker rooms.

In a statement, Conmebol (South American Football Confederation) informed the suspension of the game "by decision of the referee of the match". The referee and the match commissioner will report to the FIFA Disciplinary Commission, which will determine the steps to be taken following the suspension.

Hours before the game, Anvisa claimed that Argentine athletes violated quarantine rules against Covid-19. In a statement, the agency said that it had called the Federal Police and that the Argentines should have been immediately isolated.

According to Anvisa, the athletes gave false information and concealed the fact that they had been in the UK in the last 14 days.

Travelers who have recently been to this country cannot enter Brazil, according to a rule adopted by the Jair Bolsonaro's government to prevent the dissemination of Covid variants.

Translated by Cassy Dias

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