The Colombia National Team tied before Uruguay 0-0 in Montevideo at the start of the triple playoff date. Despite the point achieved, Rueda’s team got bad news: Juan Guillermo Cuadrado will not be against Brazil for reaching the warning limit. CONMEBOL, after the meeting, released the audio of the VAR of the play of the yellow of Cuadrado, which was protested by the Uruguayans since they asked for red.
The complement was played and the minute 62 ran. After a clearance by Yerry Mina inside the Colombian area, the ball was left to Cuadrado, who tried to go out with a dominated ball towards the right sector. Faced with pressure from Uruguay, the Juventus footballer tried to get rid of Matías Viña with his arm, hitting the player’s face.
Immediately, the Uruguayans gathered in a circle before the judge to demand the expulsion. However, Jesús Valenzuela had the support of the VAR and awaited their response. After the match and the subsequent yellow card that Cuadrado won, CONMEBOL published the audio that determined the judge’s decision. “It is not the full blow and the intensity is not high either. Jesus, we can resume, everything checked”, commented the VAR attendees.
Finally, Cuadrado received the warning and will be left out of the Colombia match against Brazil, A key duel in which the Tricolor will need all three points to continue dreaming of qualifying.