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The likely punishment for Brazil and Argentina over suspended match: According to FIFA Investigations

FIFA could award 3 points and 3 goals to Brazil for the role that Argentina played in the confusion. However, both teams will likely be fined by FIFA for money. What are the likely punishments for match suspension by FIFA?

The likely punishment for Brazil and Argentina over suspended match: According to FIFA Investigations

FIFA is yet to reveal its findings and verdict on the events that transpired during the Brazil Vs Argentina match on Sunday at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Several ANVISA (Brazilian health authorities) officials stormed the pitch in an attempt to detain and deport Emiliano Martinez, Giovanni Lo Celso and Christian Romero. The players were alleged to have provided false information on the status of their travelling history. 

Brazil had put the United Kingdom on a red list and required all travellers who have been to the country in 14 days to quarantine before being allowed entry into Brazil. However, Martinez, Lo Celso and Romero allegedly failed to disclose that they have been to England despite playing in the English Premier League. Thus, the ANVISA officials came to arrest them just 6 minutes into the match, causing chaos and later the suspension of the match. 

World football governing body, FIFA, has promised to investigate and would likely mete out punishments for both countries. To Brazil for having the fixture disrupted on their watch and to Argentina for perhaps fielding players who shouldn't be in the country at all. It is very unlikely that only one country would be fined so we can expect sanctions for both countries. 

One of the most likely sanctions is forfeiture of the match and awarding it to either of the teams. Depending on who FIFA determines is guilty, if anyone, then 3 points and 3 goals would be awarded to the other team. In this case, it is very likely that Brazil is awarded the match due to Argentina fielding the players against Covid-19 regulations. 

Additionally, FIFA could give monetary sanctions to both of the teams. The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) could be fined for not controlling the match and allowing ANVISA officials to invade the pitch.  While the Argentine Football Association (AFA) could be fined for allowing Lionel Scaloni to field Martinez, Lo Celso and Romero despite all the controversy surrounding them before the match.

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