Qatar 2022: Suarez Blasts FIFA And The Referees For Not Awarding Uruguay Two Penalties Against Ghana
Uruguay captain, Luis Suarez, has hit out at FIFA and the officials at the Al Janoub Stadium for refusing to award his team a penalty against Ghana during both sides’ World Cup final group game contest on Friday.
Suarez also claimed that he tried to greet his wife and children at the Al Janoub Stadium but was denied by FIFA.
Recall that Uruguay forwards, Darwin Nunez and Edinson Cavani, appealed for spot-kicks in the second half of their World Cup tie against Ghana as the South American giants defeated the Black Stars 2-0.
It looked as though Uruguay’s win over Ghana would be enough to send Uruguay through to the knockout round of 16, but South Korea’s 2-1 win against Portugal turned Group H on its head.
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 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 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.”