Argentina boss Scaloni calls out VAR for denying winner in draw

Argentina national team manager Lionel Scaloni has called out VAR for refusing Argentina a winner against Paraguay.

Lionel Messi scored a goal in the second half, which everyone believed would lead to an Argentina win. However, due to the VAR, that was denied.

“I think that in some way it is necessary to seek to unify the issue of the VAR,” Scaloni told a news conference. “I am not talking in good or bad faith, but to unify criteria.”

Regarding a foul on Exequiel Palacios, Scaloni added: “We are left without a player for several days or months. The knock was there and VAR didn’t review it.”

“In the first 15 minutes the team did not go well. After the penalty I think it was all ours, honestly,” he said. “The team reacted, created situations, did what it had to do. We achieved a draw.

“We are leaving with a bittersweet taste because Argentina did everything to win. In the second half, we put the rivals behind. We must also value the attitude of the team, which always believed in achieving victory.”

Goalscorer Gonzalez adding: “I think in the first few minutes it cost us a lot but then we got up and came close to winning it. This is the way. We all know it’s not my position [left-back], but I always try to help the team.”

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