FIFA releases statement on suspended World Cup qualifier
FIFA have released an official statement, after a World Cup qualifier between Brazil and Argentina on Sunday was suspended.
The match ended abruptly a few minutes after kick-off after health authorities attempted to arrest three Argentina players for breaching COVID-19 rules.
The Argentina players eventually walked off the field.
One hour after the game was stopped, South American football’s governing body CONMEBOL confirmed its suspension.
FIFA have now pledged to look into the incident in greater detail.
Their statement read: “FIFA regrets the scenes preceding the suspension of the match between Brazil and Argentina for the CONMEBOL qualifiers of World Cup 2022 which prevented millions of fans from enjoying a match between two of the most important football nations in the world.
“The first match official reports have been sent to FIFA. This information will be analysed by the competent disciplinary bodies and a decision will be taken in due course.”