Brazil FA writes to FIFA about referees | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, June 20, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:32 AM, June 20, 2018

Brazil FA writes to FIFA about referees

The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) have written to FIFA "questioning the procedures adopted by the VAR" after feeling that two key decisions that went against them during Sunday's 1-1 World Cup draw with Switzerland should have been reversed by the technology.

Brazil were particularly upset that the video assistant referee team did not flag up a push in the back of Miranda by Swiss goalscorer Steven Zuber as he engineered the room to score the decisive equaliser from close range early in the second half.

Brazil also felt they should have had a penalty just under 25 minutes later when Gabriel Jesus was challenged by Manuel Akanji in the area without being penalised.

The CBF also demanded to know whether Paolo Valeri, the video assistant referee for the game, suggested to on-field referee Cesar Ramos that the incidents in questions should be reviewed.

They also want to know if Ramos had asked Valeri and the VAR team to look at the incidents.

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