raging Edinson Cavani PUNCH tunnel VAR monitor after Uruguay denied late penalty in heartbreaking World Cup exit

ED’S GONE EDINSON CAVANI punched the VAR monitor in the tunnel after being denied a late penalty as Uruguay crashed out of the World Cup.

The South Americans beat Ghana 2-0 in their final Group H match in what for a long time looked set to be enough to clinch them a place in the last-16.

Edinson Cavani thought he should have been awarded a penalty late in the game

He took his anger out on the VAR monitor, punching it on his way down the tunnel

It toppled over as a furious Cavani looked on in disgust
But in stoppage-time at the end of the other game in the group, South Korea struck a dramatic late winner to beat Portugal 2-1 and move above Uruguay.

The news filtered back through to Diego Alonso’s side as they entered eight minutes of added time.

They then knew they were going out on goals scored unless they found another goal.

And Valencia striker Cavani, 35, thought he had earned his side a penalty when Seidu Alidu clipped his leg inside the area.

 

But referee Daniel Siebert waved away the protests and VAR deemed it to be the right call.

Uruguay were incensed but then had to re-focus on the matter at hand as they continued to try and find the all-important goal.

It did not come, however, with the Uruguay players and staff then choosing to surround Siebert in a rage after the final whistle.

Cavani headed down the tunnel but could not resist a momentary lash out in anger.

As he trudged off to the dressing room he took the opportunity to punch the VAR monitor at the end of the tunnel.

And the force of the whack saw the monitor tumble to the floor as Cavani walked off in disgust.

Portugal finished top of Group H, with South Korea pipping Uruguay to second place and Ghana coming bottom.

Cavani’s punch comes after a heartbroken Romelu Lukaku lashed out at the dug-out after Belgium crashed out yesterday.

Lukaku took aim at the dugout after his heartbreaking exit from World Cup

Author: Victor

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