Peru’s scolding with the referee of the Chilean Julio Bascuñán in 4-2 defeat to Brazil in the qualifiers it became a state theme. This Wednesday, the president of the country, Martín Vizcarra, took advantage of an official event of the government of the country to make an outburst against the performance of the referees in the match.
“I have to speak as a fan, as a citizen. The referee unbalanced the match that was the same. I believe that a team like Brazil does not need the referee’s help to unbalance this game ”, declared Vizcarra.
– Despite the unfair result for this circumstance, I want to thank, as a fan, as a citizen, the delivery of the players who left everything on the pitch. With this effort, we keep alive the hope of reaching the World Cup, ”added Peru’s top official.
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The Peruvians’ complaints are against the two penalties scored by the referee in favor of Brazil, especially the second, which led to the third goal of the Selection. Bascuñán also expelled Zambrano in the final stretch of the match after revision in the VAR. He understood that the defender nudged Richarlison intentionally.
Zambrano himself manifested himself on social networks and said that “Brazil does not need help”. Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra also sent a message to FIFA, responsible for the qualifiers for the World Cup.
– We hope that these gross errors, which change the history of a game, will not be made in the future. We hope that it is Fifa itself, through the internal mechanisms they have, that can correct these clamorous flaws that affect a team – said Vizcarra.
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Chilean referee Julio Bascuñán, pressured by Neymar and Peruvians, was the target of several complaints in Peru – Photo: Paolo Aguilar / Reuters
A the country’s press reacted with harsh headlines against the game judges and the VAR. This Wednesday, the portal “Depor” says that the Peruvian Federation will analyze the match with experts from the country’s arbitration committee to decide whether to make a formal complaint to Fifa and Conmebol. Coach Ricardo Gareca took a more cautious stance when talking about the topic.
– I have no opinion on the referees. I’m not used to it. It is something that the people in charge will analyze. I’m totally focused on the game. We have to overcome. Sometimes the referees don’t have a good day – said the Argentine coach, in a press conference after the match.
Brazil reached six points and leads the qualifiers alongside Argentina, but with a better goal difference. Peru is in eighth place, with a point. In the next double round, played on November 13 and 17, the national team receives Venezuela and visits Uruguay, and the Peruvians face Chile away from home and will be boss against Argentina.