Qatar 2022: Suarez slams FIFA, referees for not awarding Uruguay two penalties against Ghana
The Al Janoub Stadium officials and FIFA have come under fire from Uruguay's captain Luis Suarez for not giving his team a penalty against Ghana during their World Cup final group game matchup on Friday.
In addition, Suarez said he attempted to meet his wife and kids at the Al Janoub Stadium but was turned away by FIFA.
Recall that during the second half of Uruguay's World Cup match against Ghana, forwards Darwin Nunez and Edinson Cavani argued for penalty kicks as the South American giants defeated the Black Stars 2-0.
It appeared as though Uruguay's victory over Ghana would be sufficient to advance the South Americans to the round of 16, but South Korea's 2-1 victory over Portugal changed the dynamic of Group H.
Speaking to Uruguayan TV channel TeleDoce, Suarez, a former Barcelona striker, added: “I see a penalty for [Edinson] Cavani because he’s cut off by the defender and he puts his body in front of him." Darwin’s is very clear too.
“They are not excuses, but incredible penalties are being awarded in this World Cup." And there’s the committee of referees and FIFA, and they've got to try to explain themselves better, at least.”
He added: “I saw a France player with his children on the substitute bench.
“So why always [is it a problem] against Uruguay? "It seems that we've got to have another power at the media level to have access and to allow my children to come down for a second to greet me, but hey, that is FIFA.”
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