FIFA has on Monday regretted the chaotic scenes that took place before the suspension of the World Cup Qualifier tie between Brazil and Argentina on Sunday.
The match at Sao Paulo’s Neo Quimica Arena was stopped when Brazil health officials disrupted the seven minutes old match, triggering a scuffle between the players and officials of both teams.
According to reports, the officials delved in the ongoing match just hours after the Brazilian health authorities revealed that four England-based Argentina players be placed in ‘immediate quarantine’ for breaching Covid-19 protocols.
Brazil’s National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) said the Argentine Premier League payers had given ‘false information’ when they entered Brazil.
The players include Tottenham’s pair of Giovani Lo Celso and Christian Romero and Aston Villa’s Emiliano Martinez and Emiliano Buendia.
In a statement by the football governing body on Monday, it was revealed that decisions on possible disciplinary action would be taken in due course.
“FIFA regrets the scenes preceding the suspension of the match between Brazil and Argentina for the CONMEBOL qualifiers of the FIFA World Cup 2022 which prevented millions of fans from enjoying a match between two of the most important football nations in the world,”
The first match official reports have been sent to FIFA. This information will be analysed by the competent disciplinary bodies and a decision will be taken in due course.” FIFA said in its statement.
In scenes of the chaos, the captain of the Albiceleste, Lionel Messi, was seen alongside his teammates leaving the field while the Brazil squad began a practice game.