There was chaos in Brazil on Sunday evening as Tottenham duo Giovani Lo Celso and Cristian Romero were the victims of mass confusion while playing for Argentina.
Health officials entered the field of play to stop the World Cup qualifier with just seven minutes gone – the match was eventually suspended.
That’s because, according to reports from the Guardian and elsewhere, those health officials were attempting to deport four UK-based Argentina players, who are said to have lied about their quarantine status when entering the country.
Lo Celso and Romero now find themselves in hot water alongside Aston Villa pair Emi Buendia and Emliano Martinez. Watch the chaotic footage of the match being stopped below.
Video of World Cup qualifier being stopped in Brazil over English-based Argentina players’ quarantine status with health officials going on the pitch pic.twitter.com/vKFvcdIycG
— Rob Harris (@RobHarris) September 5, 2021