Brazil have insisted they will not play their suspended World Cup qualifying match towards Argentina subsequent month, arguing Wednesday that the dangers are too excessive forward of the match in Qatar.
The qualifier almost one yr in the past in Sao Paulo was stopped by native well being officers after six minutes because of COVID-19 protocols concerning 4 Argentinian gamers.
FIFA fined the soccer our bodies of each nations and demanded the match be performed. Brazil’s confederation and Argentina’s federation took the case to the Courtroom for Arbitration of Sport, which is anticipated to rule later in August. The sport can be in September however FIFA has not set a date.
Brazil coach Tite doesn’t wish to play the match because of dangers of accidents, suspensions and a possible boycott by the Argentinians, in response to Brazilian confederation president Ednaldo Rodrigues.
Brazilian media has reported the Selecao would moderately play two friendlies in Europe.
“We are going to attain out to FIFA so this match shouldn’t be performed. I’ll make each effort to reply to the request of our teaching employees,” Rodrigues stated in a press release. “Our precedence is to win the World Cup in Qatar. If that match shouldn’t be really helpful by the teaching employees of the Selecao, we are going to work for it to not be performed.”
Brazil and Argentina certified no matter that suspended encounter’s end result.