Claudio Tapia, president of the Argentine Football Association, confirmed that what the Argentine national team witnessed with its Brazilian counterpart, this evening, Sunday, is very unfortunate for football, after the health authorities tried to remove the Tango quartet from the match due to their violation of quarantine protocols.
In his statements to the official website of the Argentine Football Association, Tapia said: “What happened today is unfortunate for football, it is a very bad picture. Four people entered to stop the match and CONMEBOL asked the players to go to the dressing room.”
“You cannot speak of any lie here because there is health legislation under which all South American competitions play. The health authorities of each country have agreed to a protocol that we have been fully adhering to,” the AFA president added.
For its part, the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) issued an official statement on the crisis in the match between the Brazilian national team and its Argentine guest, this evening, Sunday, at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo, as part of the sixth round of South American qualifiers for the finals. World Cup 2022.
The Confederation of South America said in its statement: “By a decision of the match referee, the match organized by FIFA between Brazil and Argentina for the World Cup qualifiers was suspended.”
The statement added: “The referee and the match observer will submit a report to the FIFA Disciplinary Committee, which will determine the steps to be followed. These procedures strictly comply with current regulations.”
He continued, “The World Cup qualifiers are a competition affiliated with FIFA. All decisions related to its organization and development are made by it.”
And the Argentine national team players withdrew from the grounds of the stadium “Arena Corinthians” in Sao Paulo, which hosts the confrontation of his Brazilian counterpart, after the Brazilian health authorities entered the stadium and tried to remove the Tango players from England from the match because of their violation of health protocols by force, which was rejected by their colleagues and chief among them. Captain Lionel Messi.
The match between the Brazilian national team and its Argentine counterpart was stopped a few minutes after its start.FOX Sports BrasilTelevision, that the Super Clasico was suspended due to a request by members of the “Anvisa” organization, the national health monitoring agency in Brazil, to stop the match due to the participation of Argentine players who violated the quarantine rules.