FIFA confirmed when Brazil and Argentina will play the match suspended for Qualifiers

FIFA announced the date available for the suspended duel between Argentina and Brazil (AFP)

With 212 days remaining until the start of the next World Cup Qatar 2022, the FIFA announced when the suspended match between Brazil and Argentina will be played valid for date 6 of the South American Qualifiers. Through an issued statement, the entity established that the duel should be played on September 22.

The text of the letter sent to Victor Whitepresident of Racing and current general secretary of the AFA, says the following: “We want to inform you that the match will have to be played in Brazil on September 22, 2022″indicates the brief report on the rescheduling of the match between the two best teams in the standings.

In relation to the details of the duel dispute, FIFA invited the Brazilian Football Confederation to “inform the details of the match (venue, stadium and schedule)” with a deadline of June 22. The statement bears the signature of Colin Smith, the head of tournaments and events of the entity that governs the destinies of soccer in the world.

It must be remembered that on February 14, the entity chaired by Gianni Infantino decided that the game had to be played again. In this way, the hand in hand that began to be played on September 5, 2021 at the stadium Corinthians Arenafrom the city of São Paulo, was rescheduled with an important piece of information: the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) lost the locality, something that after a clarification from FIFA will be maintained or fixed between both associations.

Neymar and Messi speak after the suspension of the meeting on September 5, 2021 in San Pablo (EFE/Sebastiao Moreira)
Neymar and Messi speak after the suspension of the meeting on September 5, 2021 in San Pablo (EFE/Sebastiao Moreira)

Faced with this scenario, we will have to see how the negotiations will be developed so that the meeting takes place a few months before the start of the World Cup. What FIFA did was notify both federations of its resolution of the case.

After the statement was released, AFA’s lawyer Paton Urich gave his opinion. “It is a rescheduling of the Playoffs game. It is rushed because there is still no answer to our appeal”, confirmed the lawyer of the Mother House.

“We are waiting for the decision of the Appeals Committee and we hope that in the first or second week of May we will have a resolution. If the appeal confirms the ruling of the first instance, there is always a third instance, which is the TAS, to which AFA will resort if this happens”, added Urich in dialogue with TyC Sports.

And finally, he said: “Unless something extraordinary happens, we believe that we should go to the TAS. If, as we understand it, the Appeals Committee agrees with us, the game would not be played”.

Road to the World Cup The Argentine team led by Lionel Scaloni only has one match guaranteed in Great Britain on June 1. After an agreement between the presidents of Conmebol and UEFA, the last champion of the Copa América and the brand new winner of the European Championship, but who will not be in Qatar, the faces will be seen in the mythical stadium of Wembley by Finalissima. For now, Argentina vs. Italy is the friendly on the horizon.

It must be remembered that the Albiceleste I was thinking of playing a game against Mexico in September, but before the confirmation that they will share the same area in the World Cup, that chance was rejected.

In the case of the Tite set, the panorama is defined. In the June window, the greenyellow will face South Korea in your country and will do the same with Japan. Already in there would be a duel against the national team of Mexico by Gerardo Martino.

Messi goes for his last World Cup in Qatar (REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian)
Messi goes for his last World Cup in Qatar (REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian)

When news broke that FIFA had announced that the suspended match had to be played again, Chiqui Tapia He showed his discontent on social networks. “As President of AFA (Argentine Football Association), I promise to make all the necessary efforts, and to appeal FIFA’s decision regarding the qualifying match with Brazil. Our priority is the Argentine National Team, always”, sentenced the Albiceleste top manager.

In the previous communication, also fines were established for both associations and the suspension for two games of Argentine players Emiliano Buendía, Emiliano Martínez, Giovani Lo Celso and Cristian Romero was decided for not complying with the FIFA Return to Football International Matches Protocol.

In relation to economic sanctions, CBF will have to pay a fine of 500 thousand Swiss francs – about 540 thousand US dollars – “As a result of the infractions committed against security and public order.” For its part, the AFA must pay 200 thousand Swiss francs -U$S 216 thousand- due to “failure to fulfill their obligations with respect to security and public order, match preparations and their participation”.

After “a thorough investigation of the various elements of fact and in view of the regulations in force”, the FIFA Disciplinary Committee has concluded that “the suspension of the match responded to various deficiencies in the respective responsibilities and obligations of the parties involved”, remarked in the statement issued on February 14.

The FIFA statement on the resolution of the Brazil-Argentina match

FIFA statement on suspended match dispute between Brazil-Argentina
FIFA statement on suspended match dispute between Brazil-Argentina


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