Diego Alonso blames Portugal penalty as Uruguay make ugly World Cup exit

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The Uruguay coach, Diego Alonso, blamed the penalty given to Portugal in their second group game for his side’s exit from the World Cup.

A 2-0 win over Ghana on Friday was not enough to take second place in the group, South Korea’s victory over Portugal meaning they finished above Uruguay on goals scored. There was penalty controversy – again – in the game against Ghana, with two strong Uruguay appeals ruled out by the German official, Daniel Siebert, in the second half.

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Written by Jonathan Wilson at Al Janoub Stadium
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2022/dec/02/uruguay-coach-diego-alonso-blames-officials-at-previous-game-for-exit under the title “Diego Alonso blames Portugal penalty as Uruguay make ugly World Cup exit”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.