Ghana mentor slams ref immediately after Ronaldo’s history World Cup target

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Ghana mentor Otto Addo criticized the American referee who awarded the penalty that resulted in Cristiano Ronaldo’s file aim at the World Cup on Thursday, contacting it “a unique present.”

Ronaldo received and transformed the 2nd-fifty percent penalty, earning him the to start with male player to score in 5 Earth Cups. Portugal went on to conquer Ghana 3-2.

“If any individual scores a objective, congratulations. But this was actually a reward. Actually a reward,” Addo mentioned. “What more can I say? (It was) a distinctive gift from the referee.”

Addo’s criticism of American referee Ismail Elfath was so direct that it could set him into trouble with FIFA.

When requested what he imagined was the cause for Ghana’s slender defeat, Addo responded: “The referee.”

Addo felt Ghana defender Mohammed Salisu didn’t foul Ronaldo for the penalty, and he complained that the officials didn’t use VAR to make confident. Salisu’s thigh appeared to make slight make contact with with Ronaldo’s leg just before the Portugal captain went sprawling to the floor.

The 37-year-aged Ronaldo, who was commencing what’s anticipated to be his very last Globe Cup, transformed the penalty for his piece of background.

“I believe it was genuinely the incorrect decision,” Addo reported. “I do not know why VAR didn’t come up. There’s no rationalization for me. And then it’s tricky towards a planet-class crew when they are primary.”

Addo is a 47-yr-previous former Ghana player who is in his initial worldwide coaching job and at his initial Globe Cup. He reported he even experimented with to meet with Elfath immediately after the recreation to question him about the incident. Addo also complained that Elfath experienced skipped many fouls on his gamers.

“I tried using,” Addo claimed. “I questioned some people today outside with FIFA if I can converse with the referee in a tranquil and a tranquil way but they explained he’s in a conference and it is not achievable.”

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