Just not possible: Portugal coach Santos on Ronaldo`s goal being ruled out


Portugal coach Fernando Santos stated that it’s unattainable that what he noticed as a transparent goal scored by Cristiano Ronaldo in Saturday’s World Cup qualifier towards Serbia was ruled out. 
With the scores degree at 2-2 in Belgrade, Ronaldo thought he had tapped within the winner within the 93rd minute. However, with out VAR or goalline know-how in use, officers determined that Serbia defender Stefan Mitrovic had cleared the ball off the road when, in actual fact, pictures confirmed that the ball had crossed the road. 
Ronaldo livid
A livid Ronaldo was booked for his protests and on the ultimate whistle stormed from the pitch, throwing his captain’s armband to the bottom. 
“We scored a goal that was not given when the ball went in. In a match of this degree, that’s unattainable,” Santos stated.  
Portugal coach Fernando Santos
Ronaldo later posted on his Instagram web page: “I at all times give and can give all the things for my nation, that may by no means change. But there are tough occasions to cope with, particularly once we really feel that a complete nation is being harmed.” 
The match had began brightly for the Portuguese with two first-half headers from Diogo Jota that gave the away aspect a commanding lead on the break. However, Aleksandar Mitrovic pulled one again for the hosts seconds after the restart and Filip Kostic levelled the scores on the hour mark. 
UEFA defends VAR absence 
Meanwhile, UEFA stated it supposed to make use of VAR within the World Cup qualifying marketing campaign that started final week however determined it was too difficult regardless of it being used within the latest Champions League and Europa League knockout part. 
“In 2019, UEFA had proposed to FIFA the implementation of VAR within the World Cup qualifiers. The affect of the pandemic on operational and logistical capabilities led UEFA to delay its implementation within the Europa League group part [to 2021-22 instead of 2020-21] in addition to to withdraw the proposal to implement VAR within the 2022 European qualifiers,” UEFA stated in a press release.
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