Brazil v Argentina: Health authorities stop World Cup qualifier to allegedly detain players

Health authorities in Brazil have entered the field during a World Cup qualifying match after alleging players lied to enter the country.

Brazil were playing Argentina in one of their qualifying matches for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 at the Neo Quimica Arena – also known as Corinthians Arena – in Sao Paulo on Sunday.

Emerging footage shows National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) interrupt the game, allegedly to remove four Argentina players who they believe lied to enter the country.

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Health authorities enter to the field during the South American qualification football match for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 (Photo by NELSON ALMEIDA/AFP via Getty Images)
Players of Argentina walk off the field during the first half of their qualifying soccer match against Brazil for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 at Neo Quimica Arena stadium. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
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