The Uruguay trainer, Diego Alonso, blamed the penalty given to Portugal of their 2nd team sport for his facet’s go out from the World Cup.
A 2-0 win over Ghana on Friday used to be now not sufficient to take 2nd position within the team, South Korea’s victory over Portugal that means they completed above Uruguay on targets scored. There used to be penalty controversy – once more – within the sport in opposition to Ghana, with two sturdy Uruguayan appeals dominated out via the German reliable, Daniel Siebert, in the second one 1/2.
Uruguay’s gamers furiously surrounded the referee on the finish, proceeding their protests on learn how to the tunnel, ahead of Edinson Cavani gave the impression to shove the VAR observe to the ground. Federico Valverde had run as much as Siebert to rejoice after André Ayew had a first-half penalty stored for Ghana, however Alonso used to be extra exercised in regards to the earlier sport.
In the two–0 defeat to Portugal, José María Giménez fell in difficult Bruno Fernandes, the ball placing his hand as he did so. Ifab’s pointers in particular state that that are meant to now not be given as a nasty however the VAR reliable, Abdullah al-Marri of Qatar, prompt the Iranian referee, Alireza Faghani, to study the verdict.
Faghani gave the penalty from which Fernandes made it 2–0; had that sport completed 1-0, Uruguay would have long gone via. “We are out because of the penalty for Portugal and what it did to the goal difference,” Alonso mentioned. “That was awarded but according to Fifa was not a penalty.” Exactly what communique there was stays unclear.
Cavani may face additional motion from Fifa after a clip emerged on social media on Friday, appearing the ahead apparently striking out on the pitchside VAR observe on his as far back as the dressing room. Several Uruguayan gamers had previous adopted Siebert down the tunnel at full-time, ahead of returning to the pitch to applaud their supporters and mirror on a disappointing early go out.
“I would have liked to see this version of Uruguay before but this is what happened,” Alonso went on. “I don’t have anything to say to my players: they broke their backs and gave their best selves. Everyone can see what happened in the previous match.
He said it was too early to talk about his future, but the Ghana coach, Otto Addo, is leaving the national team. “When I started last year,” he mentioned, “it was clear that I would stop after the World Cup. My family and I see my future in Germany. We are very happy there. I said when we qualified that I would resign after.”
Addo urged fans not to blame Ayew for missing the penalty. “There is nobody who hasn’t missed a penalty,” he mentioned. “People who don’t know much about football will give that person the blame.”