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Royal Roundup: Police stop play to arrest 4 Argentine players during match vs Brazil

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Brazil vs. Argentina suspended amid health concerns Photo by Marcello Zambrana/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Mere minutes after kickoff, Brazilian health officials stopped a match with Argentina to arrest, and deport 4 Argentine players for failing to comply with quarantine rules. They play in the UK, which Brazil has listed for restricted travel. The match was suspended by CONMEBOL, and FIFA. It is presumed that Brazil will be awarded 3 points by default.

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USA

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INTERNATIONAL

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