The Argentine Football Association (AFA) was not immune to the controversial suspension of the classic between Brazil and Argentina, for the sixth date of the South American Qualifiers towards the Qatar 2022 World Cup, and expressed his “deep malaise“.
“Football should not experience these kinds of episodes that undermine the sportsmanship of such an important competition“, closes the statement.
Here is the full message from the AFA:
The Argentine Football Association expresses its deep discomfort at the suspension of the meeting between the Argentine National Team and the Brazilian National Team in São Paulo.
Like the CBF, the AFA is surprised by the actions of Anvisa once the game has started. It should be noted that the Albiceleste Delegation was in Brazilian territory since September 3 at 8 am, complying with all current sanitary protocols regulated by Conmebol for the normal development of the Qualifiers heading to Qatar 2022.
Following the report from the Conmebol officials and the match referee, the information will be forwarded to the competent FIFA body in accordance with current regulations.
Football should not experience these kinds of episodes that undermine the sportsmanship of such an important competition.