FIFA open disciplinary proceeding over Argentina/ Brazil suspended clash

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World football governing body FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings involving both the Brazilian and Argentinian football associations following the suspension of Sunday’s 2022 World Cup qualifier in Sao Paulo.

The match was called off amid extraordinary scenes as officials, believed to be from Brazil’s health authority stormed the pitch in Sao Paulo shortly after kick-off.

This followed an alleged coronavirus breach by the visiting team’s England-based players.

FIFA president Gianni Infantino described the situation as crazy, and the world governing body’s disciplinary committee will now investigate the circumstances which led to the suspension.

The Brazilian Health Surveillance Agency, Argentina’s four English Premier League players were alleged to have provided false information on official forms to the country’s authorities.

This had prompted Infantino to write to Prime Minster Boris Johnson to request exemptions, which were not forthcoming.


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