COVID-19: Brazil v Argentina halted by health officials over breached guidelines

Health Officials invaded the pitch at the Corinthians Arena to demand a postponement of the Argentina vs Brazil World Cup qualifier game due to controversy surrounding Covid-19 quarantine guidelines for some Argentine players.

The match was just minutes old before Brazilian health authorities walked onto the pitch to demand that the game be suspended.

According to the officials, Premier League quartet Emiliano Buendia, Emiliano Martinez, Giovani Lo Celso and Cristian Romero have reportedly been told they need to quarantine upon arrival in Brazil.

The aforementioned players had all started for Lionel Scaloni’s side.

Updates are expected from match officials in the coming hour with officials in Brazil claiming the Argentina players involved could face arrest for breaking Covid-19 laws.

Argentina have, however, disputed the claim stating the warning was given shortly before kick-off with no specific guidance on the necessary steps to take.

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