Sunday 05 September 2021
Books – Ali Al-Bahaji:
Argentina’s match against Brazil was stopped after only 7 minutes of its start, as part of the eighth round of South American qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
The cameras showed a person descending to the field during the match, before having a conversation with the referee, for the Argentine players to go out to the dressing rooms and leave the match stadium.
Brazil leads the South American qualifiers with 21 points, and Argentina is behind with 15 points.
Argentina’s formation was as follows:
Goalkeeper: Emiliano Martinez.
Defence: Montiel, Christian Romero, Otamendi, Acuña.
Midfield: De Paul, Paredes, Lo Celso.
Forwards: Di Maria, Lautaro Martinez, Lionel Messi.
On the other hand, the Brazilian national team plays a formation consisting of:
Defence: Danilo, Militao, Lucas Verissimo, Sandro
Midfield: Ribeiro, Casemiro, Gerson, Lucas Paqueta
Forwards: Gabriel Barbosa, Neymar
During the first 5 minutes of the match, the two teams exchanged the ball in the midfield area, with no real danger to the two goals.
The match was stopped in the 7th minute, and a number of officials entered the field, after a person entered and clashed with an Argentine player.
In the tenth minute, the Argentine national team players left the field in the direction of the dressing rooms, and insisted that the match was not completed until after confirming that the meeting was secured in light of the entry of a person to the pitch.
The camera lenses showed that the match officials also left the field minutes after the withdrawal of the Argentine national team, so that the Brazilian team was satisfied with being on the field and talking to each other.
After a few minutes, Messi returned to the match stadium, but after taking off the Argentina shirt and contenting himself with the shirt for the bench, the Paris Saint-Germain player entered into side conversations with the Brazilian star Neymar, before Messi returned to leave the stadium.
Mundo Deportino newspaper reported that the person who came to the field was the health representative in Brazil, who demanded that 4 Argentine players leave the field due to a health and safety issue related to Corona.
The BN Sport correspondent in Brazil also indicated that 4 players from the Argentine national team came directly to Brazil from England, despite signing a pledge that they had been outside England during the last 15 days, before they discovered their fraud, including the main duo in the formation of Tango Emiliano Martinez. Aston Villa goalkeeper Lo Celso, Tottenham Hotspur player.
The entire Brazilian team entered the field for a training session after the Argentine national team left, in light of the suspension of the match.