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Brazil refuse to play the postponed match against Argentina in last September’s qualifier

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The ‘Canarinha’ sees risk of injury two months before the World Cup in Qatar

MADRID, August 11 (STATS Perform/dpa/EP) –

The Brazilian soccer team this Thursday reported its refusal to play the game against Argentina in the qualifying phase for the World Cup after health authorities stopped the game on September 5 in Sao Paulo because four Argentine soccer players they violated the coronavirus quarantine.

The ‘Canarinha’ and the Albiceleste easily qualified for the World Cup in Qatar, despite the fact that the match in Sao Paulo last September had to be postponed when Brazilian health authorities after six minutes refused the participation of four Argentinian players who they believe are due to the pandemic violate quarantine rules. Amid the chaos, the Argentines decided to leave the field and the game was suspended.

FIFA fined both bodies and insisted that the qualifying match had to be completed, despite being irrelevant to World Cup qualification.

The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) and the Argentine Football Confederation (AFA) brought the case before the TAS, which will decide later this month. FIFA, which could permanently suspend the clash, has not set a date for the meeting, but it is expected to take place in September.

CBF President Ednaldo Rodrigues said the Brazilian team did not want to play the game two months before the World Cup due to a risk of injury.

“We will communicate with FIFA to ensure that this game is not played. I will do my best to respond to the request of our coaching staff. Our priority is to win a sixth World Cup in Qatar. If this game is not recommended. ” from our coaching staff, we will work to ensure it is not played,” the statement concluded.

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Source europapress.es

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