The final match of the Copa America between Argentina and Brazil, which was held at dawn on Sunday, and was crowned with the title “Tango Dancers” after winning a clean goal scored by Di Maria, was not the real joy of football, for several reasons, led by the shaky performance of Uruguayan referee Esteban Ostojic, and the poor terrain of “Maracana” stadium. And the excessive tension among the players, as well as the abandonment of some stars, including the Brazilian Neymar, from the collective performance, spoiling the attacks and creating problems with the Argentine defenders, and the failure of Lionel Messi to appear in the required technical body and wasting an opportunity that does not miss!
Referee Ustojic led the dark scene in the confrontation after his failure to deal with the events and his inability to control the players, so the green rectangle turned from a stadium into a fighting arena between the players because of which the match stopped and drained a lot from its original time!
Since the start of the whistle, strong contacts began between the players of the two teams, and a number of players were injured several times, and the events stopped repeatedly, and more than one player in both teams deserved a red card as a result of deliberate roughness, specifically the heart of the defense, Otamendi, reckless in his rushes, so that he hindered Neymar by shoveling him off the ground, but the referee He did not protect the stars as his delay in showing the yellow card prompted players to overplay the harshness.
While the fans waited for the performance to improve in the second half, especially since the confrontation is supposed to be of high caliber between two rival teams that include the elite players of European clubs, they were surprised by the behavior outside the text of the players, in which the arbitration staff contributed to the extent that the Uruguayan referee completely lost focus and made a mistake. He appreciated a lot of balls and his decisions were counterproductive! He did not even respond to his assistant referees in more than one case.
Things did not stop at that, as the referee ignored the return to the video technology more than once, specifically in the ball in which the Argentine defender obstructed the Brazilian substitute Barbosa in the second half and demanded with the samba stars a penalty kick for their benefit, amid a state of anger that dominated their technical staff led by the coach. Tite, while Real Madrid player Casemiro stood in front of the referee applauding, questioning the sincerity of his intentions, and the referee did not take any action with him.
The negatives of the match extended to include the best player in the tournament, Argentine Lionel Messi, who was not on time and made the least effort. He also missed an opportunity that was not lost in the second half when he was completely alone with the Brazilian goalkeeper, but he fell strangely, as well as the case of Samba defender Thiago Silva, who lost his balance and returned the ball to a goalkeeper. The goal is unbelievable!
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