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Brazil-Argentina World Cup Qualifier Suspended In Coronavirus Dispute

Sep 5, 2021, 4:02 PM
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Players of Brazil talk as the match between Brazil and Argentina is suspended after being interrupted by Brazilian health authorities as part of South American Qualifiers for Qatar 2022 at Arena Corinthians on September 05, 2021 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Alexandre Schneider/Getty Images)
(Photo by Alexandre Schneider/Getty Images)

(AP) – Argentina’s World Cup qualifier at Brazil was interrupted after just seven minutes in a wild dispute over coronavirus concerns with the match later suspended by the referee.

Just after the start of a matchup of South American powers featuring Argentina’s Lionel Messi and Brazil’s Neymar, Brazilian health officials came onto the pitch over three Argentina players whom they felt should not be playing because they did not quarantine after originally coming from England.

Argentina responded by walking off the field at NeoQuimica Arena in Sao Paulo.

The score at the time was 0-0.

 

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