The video of the play in which Thiago Silva, from Brazil, deflected a shot from Peru with his elbow in the area. The VAR did not call Tobar and the controversy broke out. What happened in the first semifinal of the contest?
The meeting between Brazil and Peru It went 0 to 0. And that was when, 22 minutes into the first half, the first semifinal of the America Cup had a great controversy about which they talked a lot on social networks. A shot came from the White-red, from outside the area, which was deflected by the elbow of Thiago silva.
The referee did not ask to review the VAR after this play?
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– Studio92 (@ Studio92) July 6, 2021
Being in the area, Peru’s players claimed a penalty, but referee Roberto Tobar decided to give a goal kick. The curious thing was that Derlis López, in charge of the VAR, did not advise his colleague of this detail.
??? THE HEART ON THE COURT AND THE FRONT ON HIGH
Come that ❤️ for @SelectionPeru, one of the great entertainers of this CONMEBOL #America Cup ?#VibraElContinente pic.twitter.com/VT7zX4hK4g
– Copa América (@CopaAmerica) July 6, 2021
In itself, it should have been a corner. The ball hit the elbow of Thiago Silva. And, in any case, if applicable, a criminal charge should have been charged. In fact, you can see how Thiago Silva does not want to intentionally reach out to deflect the shot. However, a goal kick was charged, and once again the trust in a tool that continues to be used by human subjectivity was questioned.