Brazil refuses to meet with Argentina

The Brazilian Football Confederation has announced that it is refusing to replay last year’s unfinished match against Argentina in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers in Qatar.

“Having received the request of coach Tite and coordinator Juninho Paulista, the president of the Brazilian Football Confederation, Edinaldo Rodriguez, will attempt to suspend the match,” the federation said in a statement on its official website.

In February last year, FIFA ordered the teams of Brazil and Argentina, which were the guarantors of reaching the final, to repeat the match of the 2022 World Cup qualifier, which was stopped in São Paulo last September, a few minutes after its launch, due to violations related to with protocols. related to the Corona virus in the away team.

Just seven minutes into the match, Brazilian health officials stormed into the stadium, leading to a major controversy, after which the Argentine players entered the dressing room and did not return to the pitch, causing the match to be stopped permanently. Health authorities said at the time that 4 Argentine professional players in the English Premier League at the time should be placed in “immediate quarantine” for violating Corona pandemic protocols.

The CBF said in a statement that FIFA had previously agreed with the Argentine Football Association to cancel the match.

“The Brazilian Football Confederation will accept the agreement proposed by FIFA and the Argentine Football Association that the national team will not play against Argentina in September,” the statement said.

For his part, the CBF president said: “Given the position of the technical staff, we will now ask FIFA to cancel the match. Our priority is to win the World Cup for the sixth time in Qatar.”

Source: “Agency”

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