At last, Argentina couldn’t face Brazil on Sunday for World Cup Qualifiers after Brazilian health officials took to the field five minutes into the match at the Corinthians Arena to oppose the participation of four Argentine players that allegedly broke the Covid-19 quarantine rules.
Emiliano Martinez, Giovanni Lo Celso, Emiliano Buendia and Cristian Romero have been accused by health authorities of giving false information. Avinsa, Brazil’s Agency for health security, affirmed that the players didn’t declare they had been in the UK in the 14 days before entering the country.
However, the players followed FIFA and Conmebol protocols because they were part of the team’s buble. The interruption led to the suspension of the match and now the FIFA Disciplinary Committee will determine the outcome. While the situation resolves, here check out when Argentina will play their next match.
When will Argentina play their next match?
The match against Brazil was for Matchday 6, and it was supposed to be played in March but it was postponed due to the Covid-19 restrictions. Now, per multiple reports, it seems like the match won’t be played at all and the FIFA Disciplinary Committee will determine who will get the points.
So, that means Argentina’s next match is for Matchday 10 of World Cup Qualifiers against Bolivia on Thursday, September 9, 2021. The match will be played at the El Monumental Stadium in Buenos Aires.
The squad is already flying home after the incident, with players also reacting to the incident. So far, Argentina have 15 points and are second in the standings, six points behind Brazil, who is first with 21 units in seven matches.