Pepe tells FIFA to give Argentina and Messi the World Cup as Bruno Fernandes slammed the referee.
Facundo Tello has received criticism from Pepe in the wake of Portugal’s World Cup elimination.
After a close 1-0 loss to Morocco, Portugal was eliminated from the competition, capping off a highly unpleasant and dismal evening for the European team.
However, in a momentous achievement for the continent, Morocco made history by becoming the first African team to get to a World Cup semifinal.
Youssef En-late Nesyri’s first-half goal, which was the result of Portugal’s Diogo Costa’s overeagerness to gather the cross, allowed Sevilla to win the match.
Pepe, who may have just played in his final World Cup game, had some harsh words for the umpires after the game as he vented his frustration at the loss.
As he attacked Tello, he argued that FIFA “may immediately deliver the title to Argentina.”
Pepe declared that it was unacceptable that an Argentine referee was in charge of the match today in light of what had occurred the day before.
Argentina discussing while Messi whines. What did we play in the second half, albeit I won’t claim it’s conditional? Anything.
“Their goalkeeper was always halted, and the eight minute extended time was unnecessary.”
“They may now award Argentina the title after what I seen today,” I said.
The game was very different from the match between the Netherlands and Argentina yesterday night, where Mateu Lahoz issued 15 cards overall and two in the shootout.
Perhaps Pepe was upset because he missed a guilt-edge opportunity in the final seconds of injury time when Rafael Leao crossed into the box, but the seasoned defender was unable to find the goal.
From their quarterfinal play against Morocco at the Al-Thumama Stadium, Pepe, a teammate of Fernandes’ from Portugal, unleashed a harsh attack on the match referees.
After Portugal was eliminated from the World Cup, Fernandes was blunt with Argentine referee Facundo Tello and the other match officials.
In an effort to calm Fernandes down, a media representative for the Portuguese Football Federation (PFF) intervened as the 28-year-old midfielder from Portugal ripped into the Argentinan match officials.
Goal claims that Fernandes ordered the PFF employee not to interfere with him so that he could express his thoughts on Tello and company before the Portugal star launched into a full-blown conspiracy-style tirade.
Don’t touch me, I’ll say what I have to say,” Fernandes commanded the Portugal staff member who attempted to step in and defuse the situation. Fuck them!
“I have to admit that it is quite odd that we don’t have Portuguese officials in the World Cup and that we have an Argentinean referee officiating us,” the player said.
“Ours officiate the Champions League, so they are qualified and experienced enough to be here.