Portugal centre-back Pepe has made quite explosive allegations on the FIFA following the aspect’s exit from the World Cup within the quarter-finals on Saturday. Morocco produced a surprising efficiency within the recreation in opposition to Portugal, beating the aspect 1-0 after Youseff En-Nesyri’s towering header within the forty second minute remained the only real distinction between the 2 sides. This was seemingly the ultimate World Cup look for Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, who got here on in its place six minutes into the beginning of the second half however did not make a distinction for Portugal.
In his post-match interview, nevertheless, Pepe has made huge remarks on the presence of Argentine referee within the recreation in opposition to Morocco, insisting that FIFA can “give the title to Argentina now.”
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“It’s inadmissible that an Argentine referee was in charge today after what happened yesterday, with Messi complaining. After what I saw today, they can give the title to Argentina now,” Pepe stated in an explosive interview following the loss within the quarter-final.
Pepe additional referred to an incident in direction of the top of the primary half within the quarter-final match, when the referee waived off appeals for a penalty from the Portugal gamers and blew the half-time whistle.
“He did not see the play that could have been a penalty for Bruno Fernandes. We had the ability to win this World Cup. Later, we had the feeling of the arrogance of the refereeing team. Argentina will be champion. There were five Argentine referees… What else can I say,” Pepe said.
“It is unacceptable that an Argentine referee referee our game. After what happened yesterday, with Messi,” stated Pepe additional, as quoted by ESPN Argentina.
At 39, Pepe, in all likeliness, has additionally made his final FIFA World Cup look. Ronaldo will seemingly finish his worldwide profession with a World Cup title; nevertheless, he gained a continental title with Portugal when the aspect lifted the Euro 2016 trophy, beating hosts France within the closing.