The squatter between Brazil and Argentina resulted in chaos on Sunday due to a corona riot. The World Cup qualifier was halted after officials from Brazil’s health authority Anvisa took the field after six minutes to force four Argentine players into isolation.
Anvisa reported in a press release three hours before the kick-off at 9 p.m. As a result, the Argentine internationals Emiliano Buendía, goalkeeper Emiliano Martínez (Aston Villa), Giovani Lo Celso and Cristian Romero (Tottenham Hotspur) had to be quarantined for fourteen days.
According to the authorities, the four Premier League players acted in violation of the current corona rules in Brazil because they had not properly completed their travel documents. In addition, they are said to have stated that they had not been to the UK recently when they had been. According to travel restrictions, travel from the UK must be quarantined for two weeks upon arrival in Brazil.
Anvisa instructed the quartet to go into isolation or leave Brazil immediately. But, after an intervention by the South American football association CONMEBOL, the foursome seemed to be allowed to play on Sunday evening.