Brazilian health officials stopped tonight's match between Brazil and Argentina barely seven minutes into the game. Brazilian Federal Police entered the pitch, planning to detain four Argentina players for not disclosing they came from the UK, thus breaking COVID protocols.
The four players each play in the Premier League:
- Tottenham's Gio lo Celso
- Tottenham's Cristian Romero
- Aston Villa's Emiliano Martinez
- Aston Villa's Emiliano Buendia
It looks like the four players will be deported for breaking Brazilian Covid protocol!
As for the match: Brazilian players, including Neymar, are on the pitch staying loose. Argentina, however, is back in their dressing room. It's unclear if they will continue playing today.
If the World Cup Qualifying match is postponed, expect it to be played in the coming weeks.