During their last game against Ghana at the World Cup in Qatar, several Uruguayan football players got into a fight with the referee. Because of that, four football players on the team were kicked off.
Uruguay has been one of the worst teams in recent years among the countries that have won the FIFA World Cup. They didn’t do well in the regional tournaments, and they aren’t doing as well as they should in the FIFA World Cup, which is the biggest football tournament in the world. They were knocked out of the World Cup in the quarterfinals in Russia and in the group stage in Qatar. Where Suarez’s team’s last game against Ghana took place.
In that must-win game against Ghana, Diego Godin, Edinson Cavani, Fernando Muslera, and Jose Gimenez argued with the referee. The last two have been kicked out of four games by FIFA. Cavani and Godin each got a one-game ban. This is what FIFA has said in a statement.
FIFA fined the Uruguayan Football Federation 50,000 Swiss Francs in addition to punishing four football players. At the same time, fans won’t be able to use part of their stadium for their next home game.
Even though Uruguay beat Ghana 2-0, they were not able to move on to the next round. The rule was that they would move on to the next round of 16 if they won by 3-0. But Suarez couldn’t make Ghana believe in the impossible. At the end of the game, some Uruguayan players had to talk to referee Daniel Siebert. Cavani, an experienced striker, hit the VAR monitor outside of the field with his fist.