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Copa America 2024: Who will be the referee and the VAR in Argentina vs Ecuador?

Copa America 2024: Who will be the referee and the VAR in Argentina vs Ecuador?
Copa America 2024: Who will be the referee and the VAR in Argentina vs Ecuador?

The Uruguayan referee Andres Matonte was appointed by the Conmebol to lead the party that Argentine National Team will play against Ecuadoron Thursday at 10:00 p.m., for the quarterfinals of the Copa America 2024 at NRG Stadium in Houston.

Bully will be supported by his compatriots Nicholas Taran and Martin Soppi as assistants.

Also, the VAR It will also be in charge of a Uruguayan referee, in this case Leodan Gonzalez.

This will be the second time that this referee has to administer justice with the Argentine National Teamsince it had done so in the second date of the contest, when the national team defeated 1 to 0 Chilifor him Group A.

The incident involving Leodán González that made Messi angry

In the Copa America 2019 of Brazil, Argentina reached the semi-finals, where the Uruguayan managed the VAR against the host and carried out a controversial refereeing that resulted in a 2-0 defeat for the “Scaloneta”.

In that match, the two most memorable plays were inside the Brazilian area, one with a penalty not sanctioned on Sergio Aguerowhich ended in a goal by Roberto Firmino counterattack, and then with another uncalled infraction, this time on Nicolas Otamendi.

“They disrespected us with the refereeing they did. They got tired of calling stupid calls in this Copa America and they never went to the VAR. It was incredible. The whole match was like that.”Shooting Lionel Messi after the match.

“I hope Conmebol does something about this type of refereeing. I don’t think they will do anything because Brazil controls everything, it’s very complicated. They are clear plays that they never reviewed, they didn’t go to the VAR. They saw stupid handballs, stupid fouls, stupid penalties… And today they didn’t go to the VAR.”concluded his discharge Messiin the heat of the moment, which was later sanctioned.

Source: Ambito

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