Historical captain of Uruguay, diego lugano He stopped playing in January 2018, but is as passionate as when he was wearing the bracelet. First on a playground, and now in an interview, the former defender has never warmed to play or announce. Five months will pass from the final of the Qatar World Cup 2022 on Thursday the 18th, but football always makes trips to the past to rescue all kinds of situations: consecrations, historical dramas, matches and figures that live on in the memory, scandals and even controversy .
The Uruguayan was in no hurry when asked about Argentina’s title win over France. And the message was sharp, controversial: “Helped Argentina become world champions. There is no doubt that he helped her. would have their merits, but four of the five penalties imposed were not, Totally helpless It is a reality”, he said in an interview with Radio Carbe from Uruguay.
reference to CelesteWith a Copa América in his backpack—Argentina 2011—and nearly 100 matches with the national team, Lugano earned the football planet’s recognition and respect, as the trip led him to make his debut in the Nacional but campaign Plaza Colonia. , continued through São Paulo – he is a role model and ambassador of the São Paulo clubs where he had two stints and where he ended his campaign in 2017 – Fenerbahçe, Paris Saint-Germain, Málaga, West Bromwich Albion, BC Hacken and Cerro Porteño.
Not only did he mention mediation, but he also Includes figure of Lionel Messi In decisions he keeps controversial and benefits the team in Qatar. “oh well This is also the quality of Messi, who moves a lot around the world. Do you think FIFA doesn’t see it and doesn’t serve it? This is also the quality of Argentina, who knew how to take advantage of it,
At first, Lugano tried to dismiss citing the performance of the referees, however after pointing out the perceived advantage of the team led by Lionel Scaloni, he had no qualms in remembering what happened to Uruguay in the last World Cup. Wasn’t “I’m not going to talk about the arbitration of the World Cup in Qatar, because They were a matter of shame. I held a bald man’s hand in Qatar [Pierluigi] Colina and I told him: what happened to Uruguay? What did they do to us? And he told me: ‘They were interpretive plays'” He disputed sanctions that saw Celeste eliminated in the group stage.
In Qatar, Uruguay beat Ghana 2–0 on the final day, but missed out on goal difference. And world c.dropped it shot on VAR display, a penalty in favor of the Africans for an alleged infringement by goalkeeper Sergio Roche on Kudus, which the goalkeeper eventually disallowed Ayew; a foul against attacker Darwin Nuñez in the area that VAR reviewed but did not modify the decision, and another play in which Edinson Cavani claimed a foul in the area, but that the referee not only blew the whistle, but It was not an inconvenience to review… There was a previous chapter in disagreement with refereeing decisions, when a penalty was awarded for an alleged handball by José María Jiménez, against Portugal.
The combo and the elimination—Portugal and South Korea qualified—infuriated Charrouse, who eliminated a partner involved in a scandal: Jimenez assaulted a FIFA official—and Fernando Muslera received a four-game suspension, while Cavani hit the VAR monitor—and Diego Godin was sanctioned With a game by the FIFA Disciplinary Committee. In addition, he was fined a total of $70,569.
In the interview, Lugano also mentioned the hiring of Marcelo Bielsa as the new coach, which was made official by the AUF on Monday. “Obviously I am a fan of Uruguayan players and coaches, but football is very globalized today. Marcelo Bielsa is one of the few non-Uruguayan coaches who can lead Uruguay. We are going to see other things about this game as we play and train. Locally it might shake us a bit, we need someone like Bielsa. Also when it comes to playing the game, because we have some stereotypes even when we are the best in the national team. There is no player guided by him who does not speak amazingly. around the world, it undoubtedly places us, Analyzed leader, always sharp on the field of play and even with his statements.