An altercation between rival fans broke out Tuesday at Rio’s Maracana Stadium during the national anthem in the stands behind one of the gates, leading Brazilian police to confront Argentine fans.
There is no place in soccer for such violence, both on and off the field. Events like those during the World Cup qualifying match between Brazil and Argentina at the Maracana have no place in our society, Infantino said on his Instagram.
He also called on the organizers to provide a safe environment for the fans..
Argentina players, including Lionel Messi, headed toward the riots in an attempt to ask for help.alm. Argentina and Aston Villa goalkeeper Amy Martinez at one point tried to jump out into the seating area to confront a Brazilian policeman with a baton.
Messi and other Argentine players returned to the locker room as the clashes continued, and Messi appeared to say: We’re not playing, we’re leaving.
We went to the locker room because it was a way to calm the situation down a little bit, Messi said. We went to see how