Portugal coach, Fernando Santos, has expressed his anger after a goal was disallowed in their 2-2 draw with Mexico at the ongoing Confederations Cup in Russia, by the video assistant referee (VAR).
Cristiano Ronaldo struck a free kick from 30 yards into the wall in the 21st minute and when the ball was played back into the box, Ronaldo fired a loose ball onto the crossbar with Pepe eventually putting the ball into the net.
The referee held up the game for the assistant to check the replay, before the goal was cancelled 40 seconds later, as Pepe had been adjudged to be offside.
Match official Nestor Pitana also felt the need to refer Cedric Soares’ effort on Portugal’s second goal for another opinion.
“Those are the rules and if they benefit football, great,” Santos said in the news conference afterwards.
“But no one has yet worked them out very well.
“It was a previous play, after Cristiano had struck the post with his shot. It was very confusing.”
Santos went on to suggest that “it was always our goals” that the VAR was used, but added the team will accept it.