Referees suspended for “serious misconduct” in South America

On Wednesday, Paraguayan team Cerro Porteno faced Brazilian side Fluminense in the round of 16 first leg of the Copa Libertadores. And it is the team led by the former Parisian Nenê (scorer in the 48th) who won 2-0 against the Paraguayans.

The story could have ended there. But it was without counting on the referees commission of the South American Football Confederation (Conmebol), which decided to suspend the Chilean referees Eduardo Gamboa and César Deischler, both in charge of the VAR, as well as the Argentinian Julio Fernandez, assistant referee, for “serious faults”.

The commission considered that the refereeing body had wrongly refused the first goal of the match scored by the striker of the Paraguayan team, Mauro Boselli (42nd). The leaders of Cerro Porteno even asked, in a letter to Conmebol, the cancellation of the match, to no avail.

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