The referee who took cost of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier between Brazil and Argentina has been suspended for lacking Nicolas Otamendi’s ‘violent’ forearm smash on Selecao star.
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The 2 South American rivals couldn’t be separated on Tuesday after enjoying to a goalless draw, which noticed Argentina ebook their spot on the World Cup.
There have been numerous heated moments within the encounter, most notably Otamendi’s elbow to the face Leeds and Brazil star Raphinha.
Whereas there was seen blood, the incident went unpunished whereas the Video Assistant Referee felt it needs to be nothing greater than a yellow card defence.
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CONMEBOL launched a press release revealing that referees Andrés Cunha and Esteban Ostojich have been suspended indefinitely.
” Conmebol considers that there was ‘violent conduct by participant Nicolás Hernán Gonzalo Otamendi (ARG), towards an opponent, placing his bodily integrity in danger with the usage of his arm over his face,” the assertion learn, as per the Solar.
“In mild of this, the Conmebol Referees Committee suspended referees Andrés Cunha and Esteban Ostojich indefinitely within the train of their features in competitions organized by Conmebol. The referees have already been notified.”