The end of the match between Uruguay and Peru, qualifier for the Qatar World Cup at CONMEBOL, was marked by a controversial blow, in which the “Incas” felt clearly aggrieved.
The duel between Uruguay and Peru, referring to the 17th qualifying round for the 2022 World Cup at CONMEBOL, ended in a “charrúa” triumph by 1-0, the result of a goal from the middle of Flamengo ground, De Arrascaeta, in the 42nd minute.
However, in this confrontation between direct competitors for a place in the World Cup, the end of the match was very hot and controversial, all because of a blow, at 90+1. After a wide cross from Miguel Trauco, Uruguayan goalkeeper Sergio Rochet entered the goal to hold the ball, stretching his arms and wondering if the ball had completely crossed the goal line. The Peruvians claimed a goal but the referee scored nothing and after a VAR review the decision stood.
This decision drew heavy criticism and, after the game, players Paolo Guerrero and Alexander Callens showed their outrage. “It’s not fair, it’s unacceptable,” said striker Guerrero, who wasn’t even on the scoresheet, while defender Callens went further in the words: “I have told the ref to watch the game again and he told me they already Everybody said it was a goal Now they showed me the picture and it is clearly a goal. They robbed us, it’s a robbery,” said the New York player, completely angry and frustrated by the final decision.
Remember that with the victory in Montevideo, Uruguay has already secured its passport to the Qatar World Cup. As for Peru, they will have to beat Paraguay in the last round so as not to depend on the results of the third parties and secure fifth place, a place that gives access to the qualifying play-off against CONCACAF, fourth (two rounds to go, it’s is Costa Rica which occupies this position).