Brazilian police open an investigation against four Argentine players

In response to the Spanish news agency EFE, the Federal Police reported opening a file of false statements, in which footballers were “warned not to leave the country” and “officially listened to”.

The possibility of an administrative offense and false statements on Emiliano Martinez and Emiliano Buendia of Aston Villa and Christian Romero and Giovanni Lo Celso of Tottenham Hotspur led to the match being suspended five minutes after schedule in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Current health regulations require people entering the country who have been in the UK, India and South Africa for the past 14 days to comply with the mandatory 10-day quarantine. According to Brazil’s National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa), the four players provided “false information” about it during their entry into Brazil.

On Sunday, Anfisa, accompanied by police, stormed the stadium in Sao Paulo, claiming that four Argentine footballers did not respect the rules in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Argentines, who are protected by the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL), denied any reprehensible behaviour.

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