The Brazil-Argentina game was interrupted shortly after its start when ANVISA agents invaded the field to prevent three Argentine players who had not fulfilled mandatory sanitary isolation from participating in the match. Argentina’s national team left the field in the face of confusion
The kickoff occurred normally and the ball even rolled in the Neo Química Arena
The game was full of expectations, not only for the reissue of the Copa America final, but also for the duel between Messi and Neymar
However, a few minutes after the kickoff, Anvisa inspectors entered the pitch to interrupt the match
The agents sought the removal of the four athletes who failed to comply with the protocols against covid-19: Giovani Lo Celso, Emiliano Martínez, Cristian Romero and Emiliano Buendía. The first three started as starters in the match, Buendía was out
Brazil and Argentina would face each other at NeoQuímica Arena, in São Paulo, this Sunday (5), for the South American Qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup. Forward Neymar is the great star of the Brazilian team
Argentina has star Lionel Messi
Messi leads the renewed Argentine team in the qualifiers
The four players of the Argentine national team, prevented by Anvisa (National Health Surveillance Agency) from facing Brazil for not complying with sanitary protocols against covid-19, they landed normally this Sunday afternoon (5) at Arena Corinthians. Anvisa confirmed that Emiliano Martínez and Emiliano Buendia, both from Aston Villa, and Giovani Lo Celso and Cristian Romero, from Tottenham, did not go through the mandatory quarantine for travelers passing through the United Kingdom, South Africa, Northern Ireland and India in the last few 14 days.
In addition to being in the stadium, the players are scheduled for the match. The teams of Brazil and Argentina will duel from 4 pm onwards for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.
Gabigol and Neymar will form Brazil’s attack. Team goes to the field with Weverton, Danilo, Lucas Verissimo, Eder Militão and Alex Sandro; Casemiro, Lucas Paquetá, Gerson and Everton Ribeiro; Gabigol and Neymar
An agreement between CBF, Conmebol and the Brazilian government was made to authorize the participation of Argentine players
So Argentina goes in full force against Brazil: Martínez, Montiel, Paredes, De Paul, Acuña, Messi, Di María, Romero, Otamendi, Lo Celso and Lautaro Martínez.
With about five minutes into the game, an ANVISA inspector invaded the field to notify Argentina’s players. There was confusion and the Argentines went to the locker room
Widespread confusion with the entry of Anvisa agents to notify Argentine players
Neymar and Messi talk during the confusion
Neymar and Messi talk to Anvisa agents and managers from Brazil and Argentina
Argentine delegation leaves Corinthians stadium