Uruguayan footballers chase referee down tunnel after World Cup exit – Blessing Sports News
Uruguay were furious with referee Daniel Siebert for refusing to award a penalty in Uruguay’s 2-0 win over Ghana, which allowed them to stay in the knockout stages of the World Cup.
Uruguay’s players and staff chased German referee Daniel Siebert down the tunnel after their humiliating World Cup group stage exit.
Despite a 2-0 win over Ghana in their last game, Luis Suarez and co were eliminated with goals and South Korea won with a 2-1 win over Portugal. Although Uruguay got their first win of the tournament, they needed one more goal to reach the last 16, and Siebert would have had a golden opportunity if he had given them a penalty.
First, in the 57th minute, hot Liverpool striker Darwin Nunez was brought down by Leicester City defender Daniel Amarti inside the Ghana area. The German official, who called for play on, was told by VAR to review the original decision on the pitch screen, but Siebert refused to overturn his call. His tenacity halved infuriated Uruguay, and things almost got worse for them.
That’s because former Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani went down in the penalty area after South Korea sealed a stunning victory and Uruguay hoped to deny a third goal. VAR didn’t even bother to send Siebert to the monitor for his anger. Cavani and Atletico Madrid’s Jose Maria Gimenez were seen harassing the 38-year-old referee after the fracas, and was shown a yellow card in a post-match protest.
Legendary striker Suarez was in tears at full-time after his final World Cup match. The former Liverpool and Barcelona goalscorer certainly assisted Uruguay’s two goals before subsiding in the second half. Teammate Georgian de Arrassaeta finished them off and sent Ghana home.
The Black Stars needed only a draw to progress to the knockout stages and Andre Ayew was in agony to see his first free-kick blocked. But it was not in the script for Diego Alonso’s side to follow them as Wolves made their comeback against Portugal in the 91st minute through a Hwang Hee-chan strike that left them in the last 16.
The meeting between Uruguay and Ghana in the quarter finals of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa was always going to be messy. Suarez scored late on to give Ghana the winner as Dominic Adyah’s shot went over the line.
Ghana’s talisman Asamoah Gyan, who was sent off after receiving a straight red card, converted the free-kick but stepped up. The Black Stars would miss their next penalty and squander their best chance to reach a World Cup semi-final in history.
But this time, Uruguay fell over the first hurdle with them. Alonso’s men failed to qualify for the knockout stages after a 0-0 draw with South Korea and a 2-0 defeat against Portugal.