QUITO: The referee accused with the aid of Argentina at the Copa the us of getting made “extreme and gross” errors all through their semi-final defeat to Brazil has hit again at his detractors accusing them of being terrible losers.

Argentina and their captain Lionel Messi have been incensed that Ecuadoran handler Roddy Zambrano now not handiest did not award them consequences in their 2-zero defeat final week but that he also refused to consult VAR to test their claims.

“I’m very calm about what occurred, i was very obvious in my work, I attempted to do my first-rate,” Zambrano instructed Ecuadoran radio station SuperK-800 in an interview broadcast overdue on Tuesday.


some Brazilian media reviews claimed that the safety team of the watching Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro had interfered with the radio communication between Zambrano and the VAR office.

“thankfully everything that became stated on the field and everything stated within the cabin via VAR has been recorded,” said Zambrano.

And he suggested that he changed into in a no-win state of affairs from the begin when officiating a key fit among two such sour rivals.

“We knew it was going to be a tough healthy, we knew that the dropping team could look for someone to blame. We knew that earlier than the in shape and obviously the guilty parties are going to be us (the officers).”

five-time world player of the yr Messi had fumed after the fit that South American soccer’s governing frame CONMEBOL was biased in the direction of the tournament hosts.

He said he’d “grown bored with speaking approximately the bullshit on this Copa,” including that “Brazil had been the hosts and that they’re dealing with a lot in CONMEBOL nowadays, which makes it complicated” for everybody else.

the two incidents that angered the Argentines had been whilst Sergio Aguero appeared to be bundled over in the container by way of Brazil captain Dani Alves, and a blatant shoulder fee by way of Arthur into the neck of Nicolas Otamendi.

television replays cautioned both were stonewall consequences and Argentina football association (AFA) president Claudio Tapia complained that Zambrano “unjustifiably not noted the usage of VAR” to review the two incidents.

Zambrano, even though, claimed Aguero, who become searching on the ball and did no longer see Alves strolling back from at the back of him, became chargeable for that first collision — which befell in the building up to Brazil’s clinching 2nd aim.

“Why didn’t they (television) show the picture from at the back of the intention where you can actually see that Aguero goes in recklessly,” said Zambrano, adding that the collisions “was the ahead’s fault.”

He claimed no longer to have seen the opposite incident and that VAR deemed it to be uncertain and consequently “I had not made a clean error so there was no need to contact me.”

Argentina went on to finish 0.33, beating Chile 2-1 in a in shape wherein Messi changed into harshly sent off, whilst Brazil earned a ninth title with a 3-1 victory over Peru within the final.