South American Football Governing Body,Conmebol has reacted to the Brutal elbowing of Brazilian Player Raphinha by Argentine's Otamendi.

Brazil and Argentina Went head to head in the World Cup Qualifiers and a Fierce 90 Minutes of football saw Both teams failing to find the back of the net. The entertaining match ended Goalless.

The Game between both South American Giants gave the Officiating Referees much to worry about due to the Physicality of both teams, recording 42 fouls, 21 from each Sides and 7 Yellow Cards issued.

One of the most worrisome moment of the game came in the 38th Minute as Argentine's Defender, Nicolas Otamendi caught Leed's Attacker, Raphinha with a wayward elbow challenge Which Left the Brazilian Bleeding Profusely from the mouth which already has a deep Cut.

Surprisingly, Nicolas Otamendi Went Unpunished From the Referee and Video Assistant Referee who failed to spot the incident.


Reacting to the Unfortunate Event, South American Football Governing Body, Conmebol has handed suspensions to the Center Referee, Andres Cunha and VAR, Esteban Ostojich who were on duty in that encounter for failing to Spot the incident.

A part of the statement Released by Conmebol reads: 

'As a result, the CONMEBOL Referee Committee resolve to suspend the referees Andres Ismael Cunha Soca and Esteban Daniel Ostojich Vega for an indefinite period in the exercise of their functions in competitions organised by CONMEBOL.'

The Brutal challenge on Raphinha reportedly needed five stitches in the Mouth to stop the bleeding.

Despite the Goalless draw, Argentina booked their place in Qatar joining Rivals, Brazil as the only two South American team to have qualified for Qatar as of now.

Watch the Tackle Below