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Video: pitched battle in the final of the Mundialito Sub 17 between Argentina and Brazil

The Argentine under-17 team lost today to Brazil 2-1 in the final of the international friendly tournament in Monteigu, France, which had incidents after the match with attacks between players from both teams.

The team led by Diego Placente looked for a draw until the end but could not achieve it in an exciting game that was marred at the end by some tumult between the Argentine and Brazilian youth.

Agustín Ruperto, River Plate player, scored, at 13 minutes of the first half, the transitory tie of the “albiceleste”. Endrick (2m. PT) and Luis Guilherme, from a penalty (40m. PT) converted the goals for Brazil.

Argentina formed with Froilán Díaz (Unión); Dylan Gorosito (Boca), Tobías Palacio (Argentines), Facundo González (River) and Juan Villalba (Vélez); Camilo Rey (Boca), Kevin Gutiérrez (Rosario Central), Valentín Lucero (River); Alan Ovelar (Argentinos Juniors), Gianluca Prestianni (Vélez) and Ruberto (River).

After the end of the match, there were incidents between soccer players from both teams, with kicks, insults, shoves and some fist bumps, apparently because the Brazilians charged the Argentines, a situation that would have provoked the reactions of the youth of the albiceleste team.

The first to react was Agustín Ruberto, author of the partial tie for Argentina, who kicked a rival. Then Gianluca Prestianni faced a Brazilian and punches started flying. From then on, a pitched battle broke out, with running and pushing.

Fortunately, when everything was overwhelmed, the coaching staff of the Argentine team entered the scene, headed by coach Diego Placente, and collaborators from Brazil, who were able to calm the footballers and the players of both teams left the field.

Apart from this unforeseen ending, which had nothing to do with the game, the under 17 team completed a good tournament despite the defeat since they had reached the decisive match after finishing first in group 1, after the triumphs against Belgium (2-1), Portugal (3-0) and France (2-0).

The national team, who is also led by Pablo Aimar, will now continue his preparation for the South American that will qualify for the World Cup in Peru that will be played next year.

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