The referees of the match between Argentina and Brazil in San Juan were suspended and the audio was released with the interaction of the judges in the controversial play in which Otamendi had to be expelled.
The Uruguayans Andrés Cunha (main referee) and Esteban Ostojich (in charge of the VAR) received a sanction from CONMEBOL for having rejected the elbow of the Argentine defender to Raphinha.
Here is the full dialogue:
Assistant: It’s enabled, let’s go.
AVAR: Yes, it is enabled, let’s go.
Assistant: Be careful there.
AVAR: Keep the ball in play, let’s go.
AVAR: Watch your face.
Assistant: It touches his leg, for me there is no blow. I came just in case.
VAR: With the forearm in the face. Normal speed, give it to me, I want to see the intensity.
Referee: They are checking it.
VAR: I want to see the intensity.
AVAR: Program repeats with close up.
VAR: Normal speed.
VAR: It is the forearm, did he charge a fault at least?
VAR: Go on. I consider that here the blow is with the forearm with medium intensity, on the face. This seems to me to be a lack of a yellow card, I don’t consider it a red card, Ale. We agree?
AVAR: We agree
VAR: Andrés, complete check-up. Use of arms improper to the limit.
Referee: Ok. It is clear.
Operator: Are we?
VAR: Yes, sir. And it is outside the area.
VAR: Give me 10 more seconds please, go back.
VAR: Wait, don’t resume, wait. Give me if it’s inside or outside.
AVAR: It’s outside.