MANCHESTER — The International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) has opened an investigation into the postponement of Argentina’s World Cup qualifier with Brazil with their President Gianni Infantino labeling the events “crazy” while Tottenham Hotspur were reported to be ready to take disciplinary action against their Argentine players.
Brazilian health authorities intervened on the pitch on Sunday after accusing four Argentine Premier League players of violating the country’s coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) quarantine rules.
Aston Villa goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez and Tottenham duo Cristian Romero and Giovani Lo Celso were on the Neo Quimica Arena pitch as part of the Argentine lineup when officials from Brazil’s health regulator Anvisa walked onto the field and stopped the game around five minutes after kickoff.
Aston Villa midfielder Emiliano Buendia had also traveled from the UK and was in the stands. — Reuters