Brazil v Argentina: Disciplinary action started against both nations after abandoned qualifier

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After just five minutes, Brazil's home qualifying match with Argentina was abandoned

Fifa has announced that disciplinary proceedings against Argentina and Brazil have been initiated after their World Cup qualifier was abandoned.

After Brazilian health officials opposed the participation of three Argentine athletes, Sunday's match was stopped just minutes after kick-off.

Fifa stated that their decision was based on analysis of match reports from Sao Paulo.

The date of the rearranged fixture is not yet set.

Brazil's health officials had ordered that four England-based players from Argentina were quarantined upon their arrival, due to Covid-19.

However, no players were identified, however, the English Premier League players are Emiliano Buendia of Aston Villa and Emiliano Martinez from Aston Villa. The Tottenham duo Giovani Lo Celso, and Cristian Romero.

Five minutes into the match, members of Anvisa (the Brazilian sanitary authority) walked onto the pitch to call for a halt to play.

Current Brazilian regulations require that anyone who has been in the UK within the last 14 days must be quarantined for 14 days upon arrival.

Antonio Barra Torres, director of Anvisa, stated that the Argentina players didn't comply with these rules despite being instructed to.

According to AFP, Barra Torres stated that "We reached this point because everything Anvisa directed, starting from the first moment was not fulfilled."

"They entered the field in a series if breaches and went to the stadium."

The Argentine Football Association stated that external-link had complied to all health protocols.

Christian Purslow, chief executive of Aston Villa, said that clubs will be "incredibly nervous" about their international players in the future after the events surrounding the match.

It is a disaster. He said that the Brazilian football match on Sunday was "one of the most amazing things I have ever seen."

Argentina's squad has left Brazil to prepare to play in the upcoming World Cup qualifier against Bolivia on Friday, September 10th.