Brazil v Argentina STOPPED as officials 'seek to deport' players

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Joel Sanderson-Murray

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Brazil and Argentina were scheduled to be meeting in a crucial match in the World Cup qualifying South American section on Sunday night.

However, the game in Sāo Paulo was temporarily suspended after Brazilian health authorities walked on to the pitch to reportedly seek to deport a number of Argentinian players.

The players in question were Emiliano Martinez, Cristian Romero, Giovanni Lo Celso and Emiliano Buendia with the first three starting the game for Lionel Scaloni’s side.

This is due to the trio coming into the country having spent time in the last 14 days within the United Kingdom representing the Premier League clubs they are contracted to.

According to various local reports, there were strict quarantine rules in place in Brazil on individuals arriving or having spent time in the UK which have not been adhered to.

This has led to Brazilian health officials entering the pitch to stop the game to question the players.

The Argentine football federation has confirmed the game has been officially suspended as we await further comment on the matter.

More to follow.