Brazil and Argentina game abandoned five minutes of play

Brazil and Argentina’s World Cup qualifier was abandoned just minutes after kick-off on Sunday.

This came after health officials from Brazil objected to the participation of three Argentine players they believe broke quarantine rules.

The visitors walked off the pitch at the Corinthians Arena after the officials came out to stop the game.

The dramatic intervention came hours after Brazil’s health authorities had said four England-based players for Argentina had to quarantine.

Although it did not name the four, the players with English Premier League clubs are Emiliano Buendia and Emiliano Martinez of Aston Villa.

Others are Giovani lo Celso and Cristian Romero of Tottenham Hotspur.

Martinez, Lo Celso and Romero all started the game in Sao Paulo.

No date for the rearranged fixture has been set.

Argentina players left to prepare for their next World Cup qualifier – at home to Bolivia on Friday, 10 September.

Fifa will now gather evidence from all sides to fully understand the events that led to the match suspension.

It now decide on the most appropriate course of action.

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Herman Nnyanzi 'The Analyst' is a Ugandan multimedia sports journalist who started his career in 2017. He has a genuine strong love for sports and expertise, especially football. Contact me on +256704472629 or +256786403603

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