Brazil vs Argentina VAR controversy: Brazil president Jair Bolsonaro blamed for Copa America VAR carnage because Conmebol support issues

Brazil vs Argentina VAR controversy: Brazil president Jair Bolsonaro blamed for Copa America VAR carnage because Conmebol support issues

The Southern American governing body stated all problems were fixed ahead of the contentious game and it had no effect on the game

Conmebol has verified issues with the VAR system employed in Brazil’s contentious Copa America semi-final triumph over Argentina, together with reports that Brazil president Jair Bolsonaro’s safety team were to blame for communicating problems.

The South American continental governing body has insisted that the problems have been fixed prior to kick-off at Belo Horizonte on Tuesday night amid Argentina’s football institution (AFA) decrying”gross and serious refereeing mistakes” that resulted in their departure.

The Albiceleste were incensed by a decision not to refer a punishment shout to get a foul by Dani Alves on Sergio Aguero into VAR. Roberto Firmino scored Brazil’s second target on the following counter-attack following the episode.

The VAR communicating problems were allegedly due to the trip of Brazil president Bolsonaro, whom the AFA stated is using the tournament as a”clear political protest” at a six-page correspondence to Conmebol.

Bolsonaro was in the scene to see the game along with his safety team’s radio frequencies socialized with people the Warriors used to communicate with the VAR team, based on Globo Esporte

Together with the issues fixed before the match the obligation of the non-review of this punishment decision still rests with referee Roddy Zambrano and Leodan Gonzalez, who headed the movie inspection team. 

The AFA  had its state on the occasions before on Wednesday, also echoed the unhappiness of Aguero and Lionel Messi, tweeting:”We watched the exact same thing as you.”

Messi had decried the officiating, calling it”bullsh*t”, and also indicated there was prejudice in favour of Brazil.

The Barcelona star also called on South American governments to”reevaluate” using this movie assistant referee to avert a repeat of this episode.

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Aguero explained the decision not to refer the punishment as”incredible”, despite stating that VAR had functioned well in the championship overall, before the non-call.

Argentina were refused a opportunity to make it for their third successive Copa America closing by the conquer.

Brazil, meanwhile, have an opportunity to win their first Copa trophy because 2007, on home land against surprise finalists Peru at the closing in the Maracana on Sunday July 7.

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