Conmebol highlights a violent action by Otamendi against Raphinha that was left without sanction.
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The main referee and the referee of the VAR of the Argentina-Brazil match (0-0) played at dawn on Wednesday in San Juan (Argentina) were suspended by Conmebol indefinitely for “serious errors” during the match, reported the sports organization this Wednesday.
The Uruguayan Andrés Ismael Cunha Soca Vargas and his compatriot, the VAR referee Daniel Ostojich Vega, “they have incurred in serious and manifest errors in the exercise of their functions” during Argentina-Brazil, indicated the commission of Referees of Conmebol.
The report highlighted that in minute 33 there was violent behavior by the Argentine defender Nicolas Otamendi against the brazilian forward Raphinha, “endangering the physical integrity of the same with use of the arm in the face.” Raphinha bled from the mouth and neither the main referee nor the VAR referee sanctioned the act of violence despite the attacker’s signs of pain.
The referee commission also punished the Chilean referee Roberto Tobar “for not having correctly sanctioned three actions, two of them (minutes 7 and 74) for unsportsmanlike conduct” by Neymar and the “illegal use of the arm” (minute 26) of the Colombian William Square in the Brazil-Colombia match (1-0), played at the Arena Corinthians stadium in Sao Paulo on Thursday 11.
Reference from elmundo