After Portugal’s exit from the 2022 World Cup, they strongly criticized FIFA’s decision to appoint Argentine referee Facundo Tello as the referee for the quarter-final match against the Moroccan national team.
A number of Portuguese players believed that FIFA supported Lionel Messi against Cristiano Ronaldo in the World Cup in Qatar and described the performance of the referees as the reason for their team’s elimination from the World Cup.
Earlier, Pepe, defender of the Portuguese team, said in this regard: “It is unacceptable for an Argentinian referee to judge after yesterday’s events and after Messi’s words.”
The defender of the Portuguese team continued: “After what I saw, now they can give the title to Argentina.”
Bruno Fernandez also strongly criticized the performance of the Argentinian referees in the match between Portugal and Morocco and attacked him strongly.
Fernandez said: I will say what I have to say. Damn the referees. It is very strange that our game is judged by a referee from a country that is still in the tournament. Why should they let us judge when his country’s team is still in the tournament? Today’s referees did not work in a competition like the Champions League and they are not used to these types of games at this speed. They clearly made a one-sided judgment.
Now the Portuguese believe that this Argentinian referee did not have a favorable judgment in the match between Portugal and Morocco.