Iran coach Carlos Queiroz slams VAR and suggests Ronaldo should have seen red

first_imgIran coach Carlos Queiroz called VAR ‘obscure’ and suggested Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo should have been sent off in their World Cup match in Saransk.The Euro 2016 winners held on for a 1-1 draw with Queiroz’s side, in a match that was shrouded in controversy. After taking the lead through Ricardo Quaresma, the Portuguese were perhaps lucky to finish the game with ten men after Ronaldo appeared to swing an arm in the face of Iran’s Morteza PouraliganjiAnd former Portugal boss Queiroz, who had a very public falling out with the Real Madrid man after the 2010 World Cup, believes the 33-year-old did not see red because of his stature in the game.He said immediately after the game: “The VAR is a rather obscure system and I came to try to see the television in the bathroom to see what had happened.“I’m not going to be nice about what happened and this is going to be misinterpreted because of who the player [Cristiano Ronaldo] is. 2 2 Queiroz has an laminated chat with referee Enrique Caceres Caceres was at the centre of attention for all the wrong reasons “When you stop a game because of an elbow, or it’s an elbow or it’s not an elbow.“One elbow on the face is red card and it was not.”It was a night to forget for the former Manchester United man, as he also saw a penalty saved which, if converted, would have seen him move level with Harry Kane in the race for the Golden Boot.After referee Enrique Caceres awarded a controversial penalty against Portugal, fans called for VAR to be scrapped on Twitter.last_img read more

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