FIFA wants to judge the corona scandal in São Paulo

According to the media, around five months after the corona scandal in São Paulo, the world football association wants to make a judgment in the coming week.

The FIFA Disciplinary Committee will meet on February 9 to decide on the canceled match between Brazil and Argentina in the World Cup qualifiers, reported the Brazilian sports portal Globoesporte.

If the possibly penalized team does not agree with the decision, it can appeal and then lodge an appeal with the Court of Arbitration for Sport CAS. FIFA could order a replay of the game – or determine that one of the two teams won.

The game between the two arch-rivals in September was initially interrupted after a few minutes and then stopped. At that time, officials from the Anvisa health authority had entered the field to take three Argentinian players off for alleged violations of corona regulations. FIFA officially initiated disciplinary proceedings against both national associations.

In the South American qualifier for the World Cup in Qatar this year, Brazil and Argentina, who have already qualified, each have a game less because of the scandal. Brazil meet Paraguay in Belo Horizonte on Tuesday, while Argentina meet Colombia in Córdoba, who are still fighting for a World Cup ticket.


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