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Luis Suarez attacks FIFA over family saga after Uruguay’s heartbreaking World Cup elimination

Luis Suarez attacks FIFA over family saga after Uruguay’s heartbreaking World Cup elimination

Luis Suarez has criticized FIFA for barring him from meeting his family following Uruguay’s sad loss from the World Cup in Qatar.

Before the group leaders lost a stoppage-time goal against South Korea, Uruguay were certain to finish in second position behind Portugal. However, the 2002 hosts leapfrogged Uruguay to advance for the round of 16.

Hwang Hee-chan scored the game-winning goal for South Korea, meaning Uruguay needed one more goal while leading Ghana 2-0.

The umpires denied two egregious penalty appeals from Suarez’s team, resulting in angry scenes at the final whistle.

The former Liverpool and Barcelona forward broke down in tears upon learning Uruguay’s fate, but things would only become worse for him, as he explained to the television channel TeleDoce.

He said: “I feel sadness and disappointment. My son is also leaving the stadium with the image of that sadness, so for a father it is difficult, but he has to face the situation that he has.”

The veteran was denied the opportunity to visit his family after the game, something Suarez did not comprehend. He continued, “I saw a France player with his children on the substitute bench. So why always (is it a problem) against Uruguay?

“It seems that we have to have another power at the media level to have access to have my children to allow them to come down for a second to greet me, but hey, that’s FIFA.”

Edinson Cavani was brought down in stoppage time by a Ghanaian defender, but the referee believed the former Manchester United forward was attempting to draw a penalty.

Daniel Amartey had also brought down Darwin Nunez, but after a thorough VAR review, the Leicester defender was cleared of the foul.

Replays revealed that the Ghanaian got a toe on the ball before bringing down the Liverpool striker.

Suarez believed that another stonewall penalty should have been issued.

He resumed his onslaught against FIFA: “I see a penalty for Cavani because he is cut off by the defender and he puts his body in front of him. Darwin’s is very clear too.

“They are not excuses, but incredible penalties are being awarded in this World Cup. And there is the committee of referees and FIFA, and they have to try to explain themselves better, at least.”

Suarez had to play the pantomime villain after contributing to Ghana’s defeat in South Africa in 2010 by handling the ball off the line and receiving a red card.

Ghana has never really recovered from the heartbreak of Asamoah Gyan’s missed penalty that night, but they will find some solace in watching Luis Suarez scream his eyes out at Uruguay’s elimination.

The Black Stars will be dissatisfied with the manner in which they were eliminated from the World Cup.

Giorgian de Arrascaeta, an attacking midfielder for Uruguay, scored twice for the South Americans, but it was not enough as Portugal and South Korea advanced to the round of 16.

Luis Suarez attacks FIFA over family saga after Uruguay’s heartbreaking World Cup elimination

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