The audio of the play in which Thiago Silva deflected a ball with his arm in Brazil-Peru for the Copa América. What did the VAR say in this action. Video published by the official Conmebol account.
The match between Brazil and Peru went 0-0 when, 22 minutes into the first half, Thiago Silva deflected a shot from the cast white-red with his elbow. Roberto Tobar didn’t even see him, taking a goal kick. And the VAR? Nor did he alert the referee to this situation.
However, as the hours went by, the audio of this famous play became known, in which those in charge of seeing the cameras in the cabin assured that it was “everything clean, perfect”. It was Derlis López, VAR referee, who assured that there was no illicit situation and that, in any case, it would have been collected outside the area.
The truth is that Peruvian fans and all of South American football observed how Thiago Silva deflected the ball with his arm on purpose, and the infraction in any case should have been sanctioned within the area. Had the story changed? We do not know, but what is certain is that the local cast was favored by arbitration subjectivity. One more time.