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Brazil Vs. Argentina match suspended by health authorities over Covid-19: Why the players are to be arrested

Drama has broken out in the World Cup qualifying match between Brazil and Argentina as health officials stormed the pitch to arrest some Argentine players including Emi Martinez, Gio Lo Celso and Christian Romero over false declarations about Covid-19.

Brazil Vs. Argentina match suspended by health authorities over Covid-19: Why the players are to be arrested

The 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier between Brazil and Argentina has been interrupted as health officials invaded the field trying to arrest the Argentine trio of Emiliano Martinez, Giovani Lo Celso and Christian Romero. This comes as the controversy between the Brazilian Football Association and the Argentine Football Association reaches its peak over Covid-19 regulations and quarantine. 

Four members of the Argentine squad in Emi Martinez, Emi Buendia, Giovanni Lo Celso and Christian Romero, all playing in the English Premier League, were alleged to have given false information to the Brazilian Health authorities after they flew in from Caracas. Despite being restricted by the EPL from travelling, all four players chose to represent Argentina for this round of World Cup qualifiers. The players, apart from Buendia, all took part in the 3-1 victory over Venezuela.  

But on arriving in Brazil, the players were initially deported and ordered to leave the country after accusations of false declarations. After so many negotiations, the players were allowed to travel to the Arena Corinthians where the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier was scheduled to take place. All of Emiliano Martinez, Giovanni Lo Celso and Christian Romero started the game against the Selecao of Brazil. 

However, drama erupted mid-game when Brazilian Health authorities invaded the pitch, trying to detain several of the Argentine players. The game has now been suspended as further investigations go on. The game was evenly poised at 0-0 before it was interrupted and then suspended.

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