FIFA World Cup 2022: Brazil versus Argentina match postponed -Brazil would rather focus on the 2022 World Cup than take a chance.
Brazil would rather concentrate on the 2022 World Cup than risk injury in the postponed “dead rubber” qualifying match against Argentina. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) will rule later in August on Brazil’s request not to play the suspended World Cup qualifier against Argentina owing to hazards associated with Qatar 2022. Brazil does not wish to play the match due to Qatar 2022.
The Selecao and the Albiceleste handily qualified for Qatar 2022, despite the September match in Sao Paulo being suspended after six minutes due to objections from Brazilian health officials regarding the inclusion of four Argentinian players who allegedly violated quarantine regulations.
As per media reports, this is the second time that a match between these two football powerhouses has been postponed in as many months.
Originally, their postponed qualifying was scheduled to be replayed on September 21 this year, but current sources indicate that FIFA has declared that it can be abandoned.
The Confederation of Brazilian Football (CBF) and the Argentine Football Association (AFA) has taken the case to the CAS, which will rule later this month.
CBF president Ednaldo Rodrigues stated that the national team did not want to play the match two months prior to the World Cup owing to the risk of injuries and bans and the possibility of an Argentinean boycott.
Here is FIFA’s announcement:
- Impose a fine of CHF 500,000 ($539,697) on the Brazilian Football Association for violations relating to order and security;
- To punish the Argentine Football Association CHF 200,000 ($215,878) for failing to comply with its requirements regarding order and security, match preparation, and participation;
- To order the Brazilian Football Association and the Argentinian Football Association to each pay a CHF 50,000 ($53,969) fine for abandoning the match;
- To suspend for two (2) matches each Emiliano Brenda, Emiliano Martnez, Giovani Lo Celso, and Cristian Romero for failing to comply with the FIFA Return to Football International Match Protocol.
The World Cup qualifier between Argentina and Brazil is unlikely ever to be played again after being suspended in September 2021.
Rodrigues said, “We will contact FIFA so that this match is not played.”
“I will always comply with our coaching staff’s request.
“Our top priority in Qatar is to win our sixth World Cup. If the Selecao coaching staff does not recommend that match, we will work to prevent it from being played.”
In June, Argentina and Brazil were scheduled to play a friendly in Australia, but Argentina pulled out, even though 60,000 tickets had been sold.
“Unfortunately, Pitch, the match agent for the Superclasico on June 11, 2022, has informed event organizers that contrary to their prior agreement and commitment to do so, they will not be able to do so.
Their last meeting dates back to November 2021, when a 0-0 draw was played out in Argentina as part of World Cup qualifying.