The Conmebol Referees Commission decided this Wednesday to sanction the top managers in Argentina vs. Brazil, for South American Qualifiers.
The official statement particularly points out the nudge of Nicolás Otamendi to Rafinha, which must have cost the Argentine expulsion, but did not have any type of sanction despite the VAR review.
Conmebol put all the weight on the main referee Andrés Cunha and the manager of the VAR Esteban Ostojich, because “they have made gross and manifest errors. “
And he specified that said blow puts “in danger the physical integrity of the same with use of the arm in the face” and points out that it is the reason why these disciplinary measures were taken: “Suspend the referees Andrés Ismael Cunha Soca and Esteban Daniel Ostojich Vega indefinitely in the exercise of their functions in competitions organized by CONMEBOL “.
It should be remembered that Cunha was deciding as VAR manager for the CONMEBOL Sudamericana final between Bragantino and Athletico Paranaense.