Replay for abandoned Brazil-Argentina World Cup qualifier confirmed

After rejecting pleas from both federations, FIFA ruled on Monday that the 2022 World Cup qualifier match between Brazil and Argentina should be replayed.

On September 5, seven minutes after the confrontation between the South American powers in Sao Paulo, Brazilian health inspectors stormed the ground, suspending the match and causing a confrontation between team officials and players.

According to Brazil’s National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA), four Argentine players who were playing for English teams at the time should have been placed in “urgent quarantine” for violating COVID-19 measures.

in february, FIFA He ordered a rematch and issued a two-match suspension for Tottenham’s Christian Romero and then-teammate Giovanni Lo Celso, as well as Emiliano Martinez and Emiliano Buendia of Aston Villa.

FIFA also fined the two national football federations, forcing both to file an appeal.

The FIFA Disciplinary Committee upheld the fines of 50,000 Swiss francs ($50,342) that had been imposed on both for desertion.

The CBF fine of 500,000 Swiss francs was reduced to 250,000 Swiss francs, while the initial penalty imposed by the Argentine Federation of 200,000 Swiss francs was halved.

The Argentine football organization said it would “today request justifications for both rulings” before taking its case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Both sides have already qualified for this year’s World Cup in Qatar.