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Copa América: Andrés Matonte will direct the second match of the Argentine National Team

Copa América: Andrés Matonte will direct the second match of the Argentine National Team
Copa América: Andrés Matonte will direct the second match of the Argentine National Team

It will be the first time that the 36-year-old Uruguayan referee has officiated an official match for the national team. He only administered justice in a friendly, in 2018.

The Uruguayan Andres Matonte was appointed as the main referee for the second match of the Argentine National Team in the America Cup of United States 2024, before Chiliwhich will be this Tuesday at 10 p.m. (in our country), at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford.

Andres Matonte36 years old and who will make his debut in this tournament, will lead the Uruguayan shortlist that he will direct from the field of play, also made up of Nicolas Taran (1st assistant), Carlos Barreiro (2nd assistant), Gustavo Tejera (fourth referee) and Pablo Llarena (fifth referee). Meanwhile, the VAR will be supervised by the Ecuadorians Carlos Orbe and Christian Lescano.

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The Uruguayan Andrés Matonte is a well-known referee for Boca: he directed them in six international matches.

The Uruguayan Andrés Matonte is a well-known referee for Boca: he directed them in six international matches.

Originally from Montevideo, Andres Matonte will direct for the first time an official match of the Argentine National Team. The only similar precedent occurred in 2018, when he refereed a friendly between the Under 20 teams of Uruguay and Argentina, with the particularity that Lionel Scaloni was also as coach.

Manuel Roffo formed that team; Martín Ortega, Nehuén Pérez, Gastón Ávila and Facundo Medina; Aníbal Moreno, Andrés Ayala and Thiago Almada; Álvaro Barreal, Tomás Chancalay and Maximiliano Lovera, all from the local area. The albiceleste won 1-0 with a goal from Tomás Chancalay, in a match played on August 29, 2018.

A referee remembered in Boca and Estudiantes

Andres Matonte He is also remembered for several games in which he led Argentine teams in international tournaments. He expelled Marcos Rojo in the semifinal of the Copa Libertadores 2023, between Mouth and Palmeiras, in San Pablo. Furthermore, in August 2022 he disallowed a goal that cost him Students elimination in the quarterfinals of the Libertadores Cupat the hands of Atlético Paranaense. It was in the revenge match, played in La Plata, when at the request of the VAR it did not validate a goal from Luciano Lollo for an alleged advanced position. The match ended 1-0 for the Brazilians and the team from La Plata was eliminated.

The debut of the defending champion in the America Cupwhich ended with a 2-0 victory against Canadawas controlled by the Venezuelan Jesus Valenzuela, with a discreet performance. The only small controversy was in an infraction claimed by the Canadians of Lisandro Martínez in view of Jacob Shaffelburg, which the referee ignored. The VAR reviewed the action, and since it occurred outside the area, it did not intervene in the Portuguese judge’s decision.

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