A decision that changed Brazil’s fate.. Official admission settles the controversy over Vinicius’ shot against Colombia

Real Madrid star to miss Brazil quarter-finals

The South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) has acknowledged that Brazil was entitled to a penalty kick during the match against Colombia in the third round of the group stage of the Copa America.

Brazil tied with Colombia (1-1) early Wednesday morning, qualifying as runner-up in Group 4 with 5 points behind “Los Cafeteros”, with the Selecao set to face Uruguay in the quarter-finals of the “Copa America”.

The match witnessed a refereeing controversy, after referee Jesus Valenzuela refused to award a penalty kick in favor of Brazilian player Vinicius Junior, after Colombian player Daniel Muñoz interfered with him in the 42nd minute, but the video technology intervened and informed the referee that there was no penalty kick.

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CONMEBOL confirmed in a video clip published on its official accounts that the video assistant referee (VAR) system analyzes the shot from different angles, but it failed in this case, as the defender actually touched the ball before recklessly blocking the attacker’s path.

The match was stopped for two minutes, as Valenzuela listened to his teammates in the VAR room to know their opinion on the play, but they confirmed that the Colombian full-back touched the ball, so the main referee recommended not awarding a penalty kick.

It is noteworthy that Vinicius Junior will miss Brazil’s upcoming match against Uruguay, and will watch the match from the stands due to suspension due to the accumulation of warnings, as he received two warnings against Paraguay and Colombia.

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