Brazil - Argentina match delayed after ugly fight in Maracana stands... - in a welter of blood - PHOTO-VIDEO

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22 November 2023 14:41
Brazil - Argentina match delayed after ugly fight in Maracana stands... - in a welter of blood - PHOTO-VIDEO

There was a scandal in the match between the teams of Brazil and Argentina in the WC-2026 qualifying round.

Idman.biz reports that "Marakana" hosted the tough match on the field.

Police moved in to quell the trouble between Brazilian and Argentinian fans. This was caused by them breaking seats and throwing them at each other.

One of the spectators was severely injured in the head and lost blood. The players of the Argentine national team tried to calm down the fans by approaching the tribune with their full squad, but they failed to do so. In this case, the world champions left the field and waited in the dressing room for more than 20 minutes.

As a result, the match started half an hour late. Emotions remained high on both sides and tensions continued throughout the game.

Although Gabriel Martinelli created a beautiful goal episode in front of the visitors' goal in the second half, Martinez blocked the opponent's shot from close range.

A few minutes later, Fernando Diniz replaced Guimaraes and Martinelli with Veiga and Luiz. Scaloni, in turn, replaced Messi and Alvarez with Di Maria and Lautaro Martinez. Leo could not attract attention during almost the entire match.

Although the hosts had the better of the game, Scaloni's team managed to make the most of the next corner kick. In the 63rd minute of the match, defender Nicolas Otamendi's accurate shot decided the fate of the game.

Thus, thanks to the victory in "Maracana", Argentina maintained its leadership in the South American qualifying round. "Pentacampeons" suffered their third defeat in a row.

World Championship
South America, VI round

November 22.
Referee - Piero Maza (Chile)
Brazil - Argentina - 0:1 (0:0)

Goal: Nicolas Otamendi, 63

Rio de Janeiro. "Maracana" Stadium

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