the match qualification for the World Cup between Brazil and Argentina in September was suspended after health officials ran to the field will be replayed, world governing body FIFA said on Monday.
the match at NeoQuimica Arena in Sao Paulo was arrested in wacky fashion just five minutes after the kickoff when Brazilian health officials entered the pitch to stop England-based Argentina players from playing.
Officials claimed the Argentines breached Brazil rules indicating travelers who had traveled to South Africa, the United Kingdom or India in the previous two weeks were barred from entering the country unless they were Brazilian citizens or had permanent residency .
Fifa also banished argentinian players Emiliano Buendia, Emiliano Martinez, Giovani Lo Celso and Cristian Romero for of them matches. Health officials had alleged that the players had deceived border officials by stating that they had not been in a red list country during the 14 days preceding the game.
“After a thorough investigation of the various facts and in light of the applicable regulations, the FIFA Disciplinary Committee has decided that the match should be replayed on a date and a location to be decided by FIFA,” he said. in A declaration.
“Furthermore, the FIFA Disciplinary Committee has concluded that the abandonment of the match stemmed from several shortcomings of The parties involved.”
FIFA, based in Switzerland, fined the Brazilian and the Argentinian football associations 500,000 Swiss francs ($540,000) and 200,000 Swiss francs, respectively, for their failure at ensure “command and safety.”