‘Unacceptable to have an Argentine referee’, ‘I don’t know in the event that they’re going to offer the trophy to Argentina’: Pepe & Fernandes rage over referee put up Morocco defeat2 min read
Portugal bowed out of the 2022 World Cup following a 1-0 defeat to Morocco within the quarter closing on Saturday on the Al Thumama Stadium.
Post sport nevertheless, defender Pepe and midfielder Bruno Fernandes expressed outrage over the appointment of Facunda Tello, an Argentine, because the referee for his or her knockout fixture.
“I’m going to have to say it. It’s unacceptable for an Argentine referee to referee our game. After what happened yesterday, with Messi talking, all of Argentina talking and the referee comes here,” Pepe stated.
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The Portugal captain in absence of Cristiano Ronaldo additional added, “What did we play the second half? The goalkeeper dropped to the ground. There were only eight minutes of stoppage time. We worked hard and the referee eight minutes? We didn’t play anything in the second half. The only team that played football was us. We are sad. We had the quality to win the World Cup and we didn’t manage to.”
Bruno Fernandes additionally raged over the identical. “I don’t know if they’re going to give the trophy to Argentina,” the Manchester United participant stated.
“I don’t care, I’m going to say what I think and screw them. It’s very weird that a ref officiates us from a country still in the competition. Clearly they’ve tilted the field against us,” he added.
Morocco took the lead within the third quarterfinal within the forty second minute following a Youssef En-Nesyri header, which was sufficient to see them by means of to the semifinals, and turn into the primary African nation to take action.