Argentina World Cup qualifier against Brazil sensationally stopped after health chiefs entered pitch to apprehend three Premier League stars

Brazil’s World Cup qualifier with Argentina was sensationally suspended after Brazilian health chiefs entered the PITCH and stopped play – as three Prem stars had not completed quarantine.

Emi Martinez, Cristian Romero and Giovani Lo Celso all started for Argentina despite being ordered to isolate for Covid-related reasons.

The trio, plus Emi Buendia, travelled from England to play for Argentina, but the UK is on Brazil’s red list.

The players were supposed to complete a stint in quarantine.

They were ordered to go into isolation immediately – but three of them were part of Lionel Scaloni’s starting XI to face Brazil.

The Prem aces failed to evade the authorities, though, as health officials raced on to the pitch and halted the game after seven minutes.

The likes of Lionel Messi and Neymar appeared to remonstrate with the health chiefs but their efforts -at least -failed.

Even if the four players avoid quarantining in Brazil, they won’t enjoy the same luck when they return to the