Brazil refuses to play its postponed match against Argentina

FIFA had previously suggested not replaying the match.

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The Brazilian Football Confederation announced that it refuses to replay the match against Argentina, which did not end last year in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers in Qatar.

"After receiving the request of coach Tite and coordinator Juninho Paulista, the president of the Brazilian Football Confederation, Edinaldo Rodriguez, will seek to suspend the match," the federation said yesterday, in a statement on its official website.

Last February, the International Football Association (FIFA) ordered the Brazil and Argentina teams, who had been guarantors since then to reach the finals, to repeat their match in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers, which was stopped in Sao Paulo last September, minutes after its launch, due to violations related to protocols related to the virus. Corona in the visiting team.

Only seven minutes after the start of the match, representatives from the Brazilian health authorities stormed the stadium, which led to a major controversy, after which the Argentine players entered the dressing room and did not return to the field, which led to the match being stopped permanently.

And the health authorities said at the time that four Argentine professional players in the English Premier League at that time should enter “immediate quarantine” for violating the protocols of the Corona pandemic.

The CBF statement indicated that FIFA had previously agreed with the Argentine Football Association to cancel the match.

"The Brazilian federation will accept the agreement proposed by (FIFA) and the Argentine federation that the national team will not play the match against Argentina in September," the statement added.

For his part, Rodriguez said: “Given the position of the technical staff, we will now ask (FIFA) to cancel the match.

Our priority is to win the World Cup for the sixth time in Qatar.”

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