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The AFA statement after the suspension of the match

The Argentine Football Association (AFA) issued a statement today after the suspension of the Brazil-Argentina classic by local health authorities.

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The Argentine Football Association (AFA) ruled on the scandal that broke out after the Brazilian health authorities suspended the match between Brazil and Argentina minutes from the start. In a letter published on its official site, the entity was "surprised" by the actions of Anvisa, like the CBF. "Football should not experience these kinds of episodes that undermine the sportsmanship of such an important competition", the statement said.

The Argentine Soccer Association expresses its deep discomfort at the suspension of the meeting between the Argentine National Team and the Brazilian National Team in São Paulo. Like the CBF, the AFA is surprised by the actions of Anvisa once the game has started.

"The Argentine Football Association expresses its deep discomfort at the suspension of the meeting between the Argentine National Team and the Brazilian National Team in São Paulo", said the AFA statement.

It should be noted that the Albiceleste Delegation was in Brazilian territory since September 3 at 8 am, complying with all current sanitary protocols regulated by Conmebol for the normal development of the Qualifiers heading to Qatar 2022. After the officials' report Conmebol and the match referee, the information will be sent to the competent FIFA body in accordance with current regulations.

Football should not experience these kinds of episodes that undermine the sportsmanship of such an important competition. Previously, the president of the entity, Claudio Tapia, had declared that “you cannot speak of a lie, there is health legislation under which all FIFA Date matches are played, all tournaments such as Libertadores, Sudamericana… The authorities health companies in each country approve the current protocol that is being worked on among the ten federations ”.

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