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How Brazil amused themselves after Argentina debacle


One normal day of CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying is all we ask for. Alas, it will never happen.

But even by South America’s impressive standards of surrealism, Brazil vs Argentina on Sunday night was extremely bizarre.

Prior to kick off there had been a public dispute over the involvement of four Premier League players in the match; Aston Villa pair Emiliano Buendia and Emiliano Martinez as well as Tottenham duo Cristian Romero and Giovani Lo Celso.

The foursome were accused of failing to declare they had travelled from England to the country, in an attempt to avoid a 14-day mandatory quarantine period.

After an investigation they seemed to be in the clear, with Romero and Lo Celso starting the game and the other two players named on the bench. However, in some of the most extraordinary footbaling scenes in recent memory, the contest was suspended after Brazilian health officials invaded the pitch and attempted to detain the Premier League foursome.

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