The football team from Lisbon “Belenenses” lost ahead of schedule to “Benfica” in the match of the 12th round of the Portuguese championship due to the insufficient number of players for the game, reports “Sport-Express“.
The match took place in Oeiras at the Nacional Stadium (Lisbon District) on Saturday 27 November and ended ahead of schedule due to the minimum number of players on the field. Benfica won 7: 0.
The hosts went to the match with nine players due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in the club. At the same time, in the second half, “Belenenses” completely released seven players on the field, and in the 48th minute one of the team’s footballers sat down on the lawn and said that he was injured and “this is the end.”
Six players from the Lisbon team remained on the pitch, while the minimum possible number of players from one team is seven. As a result, the referee stopped the match, awarding the victory to Benfica.
On September 5, the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying match between Brazil and Argentina was canceled after police and officials from the National Sanitation Agency (Anvisa) entered the field.
The reason was that four Argentines, Emiliano Martinez, Emiliano Buendia, Christian Romero and Giovani Lo Celso, who play in the English Premier League, did not comply with the quarantine due to the pandemic upon arrival in Brazil. The agency has called on the São Paulo state authorities to isolate the four players, stressing that they cannot remain in Brazil.
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