FIFA decision by Argentina – Brazil: when to play, what the AFA will do and all the details

The Argentina and Brazil National Teams had to play scandalous matches. Five months after the humiliating suspension of the classic South American Qualifiers, FIFA issued a ruling with decisions, in addition to fines and suspensions. When is it played?

After the suspension of the scandalous match between Brazil and the Argentine National Team in September last year, due to the South American Qualifiers, the FIFA Disciplinary Committee issued a decision with a verdict affecting the Albiceleste and will be appealed by the AFA.

AFA lawyer, on FIFA decision: “This is not what we expected”

Andrés Paton Urich expressed his shock and concern at the entity’s decision on the suspended duel between Brazil and the Argentine National Team, for the South American Qualifiers. Now evaluate the way forward to appeal the document.

AFA lawyer, on FIFA’s decision

AFA lawyer, on FIFA's decision


Brazilian media opinion on FIFA’s decision

From the main Brazilian portal, they deliver the news neutrally, without supporting or against the Argentine National Team.

Brazil-Argentina play again: official statement from AFA after FIFA decision

The Argentine Football Association informs that in connection with the decision notified by the FIFA Disciplinary Commission on that date, regarding the postponed match with Brazil in the context of the Qatar 2022 World Cup Qualifiers, it has sought the legal basis of the decision. to file a suitable appeal in a timely manner.

The AFA, as it has done since its inception, will defend the institution, as well as its football players, with the understanding that the decisions communicated are not tailored to the events that occurred and the rights exercised.

Details of immediate appeal from AFA before FIFA

The Argentine Football Association will ask football’s world governing body to appeal. That, in general, usually takes time but in this particular fiasco they understood that it would be fast. As soon as you receive it, the leaders will submit everything to appeal in Zurich. They expect definition before the March call because, if this is postponed, Giovani Lo Celso, Emiliano Buendía, Emiliano Dibu Martínez and Cristian Romero cannot play against Brazil.

When and where will Brazil-Argentina be played?

Although nothing is official yet, a FIFA June date has emerged as a possibility that the Argentine National Team will face Italy in a duel for the South American and European champions. With the Albiceleste already in Europe to play the game – to be held in London – several important stadiums on the Old Continent could host the Clasico Sudamericano. The possibility of playing in Qatar also does not rule out.

Four players suspended from the Argentine National Team

Emiliano Buendía, Emiliano Martínez, Giovani Lo Celso and Cristian Romero were suspended for two games for “not adhering to the FIFA Return to Football International Match Protocol”. They were four players brought in from England, which at the time was considered an epidemiological risk. However, the AFA will appeal so they do not accept the penalty or comply with it in a friendly match.

Chronology of papers: everything that happened in that Brazil-Argentina

Summary of the September 5, 2001 scandal.

Full chronology of scandals in Brazil – Argentina

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Full chronology of scandals in Brazil - Argentina


Chiqui Tapia’s response to the FIFA decision by Brazil-Argentina

The AFA president confirmed that they would appeal the decision.

Tapia's Tweets

FIFA economic fines to AFA for Brazil-Argentina

The Argentine Football Association has to pay FIFA a total of 250,000 Swiss francs, which is equivalent to about 270,000 dollars. Most economic penalties relate to “Violation of their obligations in terms of order and safety, preparation and participation in matches”. While the other half of the fine is equal to what Brazil will pay, “as a consequence of ignoring the match.”

Economic fine for Brazil for suspension against Argentina

The Brazilian Football Confederation had to pay FIFA 550,000 Swiss francs, the equivalent of nearly 600,000 dollars. This is the sum of two fines: one for “offences relating to order and security” and the other – which AFA will also pay for – for “party neglect”.

FIFA Disciplinary Commission full decision for Brazil-Argentina

The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has made its decision with respect to the postponed match between Brazil and Argentina in the preliminary competition for the Qatar 2022™ FIFA World Cup on 5 September 2021.

After a thorough investigation of the various factual elements and in light of the applicable regulations, the FIFA Disciplinary Committee has decided that the match must be replayed at a date and place determined by FIFA.

Furthermore, the FIFA Disciplinary Committee concluded that the cancellation of the match was caused by various shortcomings of the parties involved in their respective responsibilities and/or obligations in relation to the foregoing.

Thus, the FIFA Disciplinary Committee has also decided

  • ordered the Brazilian Football Association to pay a fine of CHF 500,000 for offenses relating to order and security;
  • ordered the Argentine Football Association to pay a fine of CHF 200,000 for failing to fulfill its obligations regarding order and safety, preparation for and participation in matches;
  • ordered the Brazilian Football Association and the Argentine Football Association to pay fines of CHF 50,000 each for ignoring a match;
  • suspended Argentina’s Emiliano Buendía, Emiliano Martínez, Giovani Lo Celso and Cristian Romero for two (2) matches each for not complying with the FIFA Return to Football International Match Protocol.

The decision of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee has been notified to the parties involved today.

The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has made its decision with respect to the postponed match between Brazil and Argentina in the preliminary competition for the Qatar 2022™ FIFA World Cup on 5 September 2021.

After a thorough investigation of the various factual elements and in light of the applicable regulations, the FIFA Disciplinary Committee has decided that the match must be replayed at a date and place determined by FIFA. Furthermore, the FIFA Disciplinary Committee concluded that the cancellation of the match was caused by various shortcomings of the parties involved in their respective responsibilities and/or obligations in relation to the foregoing.

The decision of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee has been notified to the parties involved today.

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