DOHA, Nov 25 ― Ghana coach Otto Addo complained bitterly about the officiating in his side’s 3-2 defeat by Portugal in the World Cup on Thursday and said Cristiano Ronaldo’s historical past-making objective was a present from the referee.
Ronaldo received, and then converted, a 65th moment penalty to hand Portugal the direct ― and come to be the initially male to score at 5 World Cups ― as they went onto win their Group H game.
On the other hand, Addo felt the American referee Ismail Elfath experienced built the improper simply call.
“I consider it was a definitely mistaken selection, we have been taking part in the ball … I do not know why VAR did not come up, there was no clarification for it,” said Addo about a comfortable penalty award following Ronaldo went down following small shoulder-to-shoulder contact with Mohammed Salisu.
“It was a completely wrong final decision. It was in fact a foul towards us,” Addo complained.
Asked about Ronaldo’s milestone intention, Addo explained: “If any person scores a aim, congratulations. But this was a reward, really a reward.”
Addo reported he had attempted to converse to the referee about some of the decisions later on.
“I needed to do it in a serene way but I was told he was in a assembly. He was not in our favour. We received a few yellow playing cards which were deserved but there was also keeping of jerseys and halting counter attacks that had been also yellow playing cards but not specified to them.”
He felt Ghana lacked some excellent fortune far too. “With a little little bit of luck we could have attained 1 place.”
Ghana’s objectives have been the first by an African crew at the Globe Cup in Qatar in a vastly improved next half effectiveness and Addo additional the efficiency had provided them some self esteem about their next face versus South Korea on Monday.
“We have to acquire now and we are below stress but then so are they,” he said. ― Reuters