Wednesday 13 December 2017

Parreira escapes FIFA disciplinary

Carlos Alberto Parreira. Photo: Getty Images
Carlos Alberto Parreira. Photo: Getty Images

FIFA plan no action against Carlos Alberto Parreira following his comments about Swiss referee Massimo Busacca in the aftermath of South Africa's 3-0 loss to Uruguay last night.

Busacca booked two Bafana Bafana players and, in an incident late on, sent off Itumeleng Khune and awarded Uruguay a penalty after the South Africa goalkeeper tripped Luis Suarez in front of goal.

Diego Forlan scored from the resulting penalty to make it 2-0 and all but ended the host nation's hopes of getting anything out of the game.

Coach Parreira said he was "very angry and very disappointed in the referee'', adding that the referee "probably doesn't deserve to be here".

But FIFA have let the Brazilian off the hook.

"Yes, we have looked at it and no elements have been found by the disciplinary committee to open an investigation," spokesman Nicolas Maingot said. "This is because there was no violation of the FIFA disciplinary code."

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