Brazilian striker Neymar reacted ironically on Wednesday to Conmebol’s decision to impose two suspension matches on striker Gabriel Jesús, so that he will not be alienated by Brazil in the final of the Copa América on Saturday with Argentina.
“Very sad to be in the hands of people who make those decisions”, affirmed the French PSG player and top star of the Brazilian team, in a comment he posted on his account at Instagram to refer to the news that Gabriel Jesús will not be able to play the final by decision of the South American Football Confederation (Conmebol).
Gabriel Jesús, an English Manchester City player, served a suspension date last Monday in the match in which Brazil beat Peru 1-0 in the Copa América semifinals after being sent off in the quarter-final match with Chile for a kick to the face that brought down Eugenio Mena.
But Conmebol announced on Tuesday that, after analyzing the seriousness of the offense, it decided to impose two suspension dates on the Brazilian player, which automatically disqualifies him for the final with Argentina. He also imposed a fine of $ 5,000.
“Beautiful analysis they made of the play. We have to congratulate them”, Neymar assured in his comment, in a critique of Conmebol loaded with irony.
The additional date of suspension was imposed by the Disciplinary Commission of Conmebol, chaired by Eduardo Gross Brown, in a decision to which Brazil has no right to appeal.
Both the coach of the Brazilian team, Tite, and Neymar himself, had attributed the foul committed by Gabriel Jesús to a fatality and clarified that the forward of the Brazilian team had no evil in the play and that he only saw the ball and not The adversary.
Gabriel Jesús will be the great absentee in the final of the Copa América at the legendary Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, which Brazil qualified after their victory over Peru in the semifinals and Argentina arrived after winning the decision on penalties after drawing 1- 1 with Colombia on Tuesday night.
Most likely, Tite will re-align midfielder Lucas Paquetá in the place of Gabriel Jesús in the final with Argentina, with which Neymar will advance a little more and will join a trio of attackers alongside Richarlison and a third striker. which could be Éverton Cebolinha or Roberto Firmino.
The expulsion of Gabriel Jesús is the second that the Brazilian team has suffered since Tite assumed his command.
The only one who had received a red card in the Tite era until now was precisely Gabriel Jesús, sent off in the final of the 2019 Copa América, also at Maracana, in which Brazil beat Peru 3-1 and lifted the title .
In the final two years ago Gabriel Jesús scored one of the Brazilian goals and assisted another.