The second leg of the Superclasico clash between the South American giants at the Estadio Centario was suspended after electrical problems
The second leg of their Superclasico de las Americas was postponed after a blackout that was believed to have been caused by the Selecao team bus hitting an electricity trailer on their way into the stadium.
Fire-fighters were called to the scene after smoke began emanating from the trailer and electricians declared the problem would require a lengthy amount of time to correct, leaving Chilean referee Enrique Osses with no choice but to abandon the game after already delaying it 45 minutes.
Guillermo Toffoni, head of World Eleven said the incident was a unique one, and admitted his deisappointment that contingency plans had not been set in place.
“I have [been involved in] over two hundred international matches and this has never happened,” he told reporters.
“Something was alien to us. Generators had to be prepared, but this was unexpected. The truth gives us shame.”
With Brazil leading 2-1 from the first leg, both coaches selected side containing stars from their respective domestic leagues.