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The World Cup qualifier between Argentina and Brazil suspended last year will not be replayed, the Argentine Football Association (AFA) and the Brazil Football Confederation (CBF) both confirmed on Tuesday.Last year September 5, the game between the two football giants was cancelled after Brazilian health authorities accused several English Premier League players of violating the country’s Covid-19 quarantine rules.

The match had been rescheduled for Sept. 22, but both AFA and the CBF confirmed in separate statements that the case is now resolved by the sport’s world governing body, FIFA.

CBF said:

Finally, the match between Brazil-Argentina will not be replayed and the open date will allow for our national team to play a friendly as a result, in preparation for Qatar World Cup 2022.

The CBF is grateful to FIFA for the willingness and availability to resolve this problem under these very specific circumstances in this short span of time.

The AFA was ordered to pay a fine of 150,000 Swiss francs, with half the amount suspended for a two-year probationary period.

Brazil and Argentina have both qualified for this year’s World Cup in Qatar.

Brazil topped the CONMEBOL table with 45 points while Argentine claimed second place on 39. Uruguay and Ecuador took the other two automatic World Cup spots.

By Amara

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