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"Events are crazy."  FIFA chairman comments on cancellation of Brazil-Argentina summit

“Events are crazy.” FIFA chairman comments on cancellation of Brazil-Argentina summit

The International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA) is investigating the postponement of the Brazil-Argentina World Cup qualifiers because FIFA president Gianni Infondino described the events as “crazy” while Tottenham said it was ready to take disciplinary action against their Argentine players. .

Four Argentine players playing in the English Premier League have been charged with violating the rules that isolate the country due to Kovit-19, Brazilian health officials entered the stadium on Sunday.

Aston Villa goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez and Tottenham doubles Christian Romero and Giovanni Lo Celso were in Argentina’s starting line-up when Invisa officials in charge of Brazil’s health department took to the field 5 minutes after the start of the match.

Aston Villa midfielder Emiliano Fuentia also traveled from England and sat on the stands.

Invisa said Brazilian rules are clear about banning entry into the country in the last 14 days from Britain, South Africa and India without being Brazilian citizens or permanent residents.

The Argentine players have given false information about their previous location in the immigration documents.

Brazilian police say they have launched an official investigation into the activities of the Argentine soldiers.

A police spokesman said: “We can confirm that an investigation has been launched into the crime of providing false information. Yesterday the soldiers were told to leave the country, which was the usual procedure and their statements were taken.”

The Argentine delegation left Brazil on Sunday evening and all the players returned to Buenos Aires. FIFA says it has received reports from competition officials and is gathering more information.

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“Information will be analyzed by relevant disciplinary bodies and decisions will be made in a timely manner,” FIFA said in a statement.

Argentina Football Association FIFA has given the two national associations 6 days to explain their position.

Argentine delegation leaves Brazil on Sunday evening, all soldiers return to Buenos Aires (Reuters)

Difficult situation

Indentino said in a speech to the General Assembly of the European Club Association – “a reminder of the difficulties the federation faced during the epidemics.”

“We saw what happened in the match between the two South American teams, Brazil and Argentina. Some officers, police and security officers entered the stadium within minutes of the start of the match. We have to deal with these challenges and problems that come on top of the crisis,” Infantino added. Covit-19 “.

Emiliano’s brother, Alejandro Martinez, said he would travel from Argentina to Croatia on Monday to avoid being isolated for ten days in a hotel when players return from the country to the UK from the Covid-19 red list.

“They will go to Croatia to spend time in isolation and then return to the UK … that’s the conditions imposed by Aston Villa,” Alejandro told local radio station La Oral Deportivo.

Martinez and Fuentes have left national team headquarters, meaning they will not play in Bolivia’s World Cup qualifier against Argentina next Friday.

Tottenham players Romero and Lo Celso also left the club’s headquarters after the Argentine Football Association. “They will miss the Bolivia tournament and they can return to their club,” he added.

The Tottenham duo traveled to play the match without the club’s permission, and “Football. London” said players could be fined once they return to England. Aston Villa and Tottenham declined to comment.

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