09/07/2021 at 20:30 CEST
The CBF and the AFA have set up their respective legal machinery to prepare and send, before Sunday, to the FIFA Disciplinary Committee all its defense on the embarrassing suspension of Brazil-Argentina from qualification for Qatar 2022.
And, with the three points now being played in a Zurich office, the Confederaçao left the conciliatory tone and went on to play the attack, exempting himself from any responsibility for the interruption of the superclassic and highlighting that he strictly complied with all the procedures as host. In this sense, through a public statement, The Confederaçao remarks that it reported three times (on July 5, August 11 and September 2) to its Argentine counterpart about the prevailing health laws in Brazil.
In the same note, the CBF indicates that it participated, one day before the meeting, in a meeting with local health authorities, the AFA and Conmebol where The Argentine delegation was exposed that the four Premier League players had to quarantine. This information contradicts the statements of Leo Messi and the coach, Lionel scaloni, after the suspension of the match, when they declared that nobody told them that the ‘English’ quartet could not play.
The AFA defense line will revolve around the fact that, throughout their stay in Brazilian territory, the delegation followed the health protocols determined by Conmebol. The Argentine body emphasizes that strictly respecting the rules allowed them to register the four players who act in the Premier in the minutes.
The Argentine leaders consider that the Albiceleste was secluded in the locker room because the referee suspended the match due to force majeure. And they show their optimism at the resolution of FIFA.