Brazil goalkeeper Alisson Becker was despatched off twice—and rescued each instances by VAR—throughout his nation’s World Cup qualifier 1-1 draw in opposition to Ecuador.
Alisson was given his marching orders first within the twenty sixth minute after which in closing stoppage time, and each instances the video assistant referee got here to his rescue to reinstate him into the sport.
It was a chaotic match for the South American sides, which additionally noticed Ecuador goalkeeper Alexander Domínguez and Brazil’s Emerson Royale obtain crimson playing cards for reckless tackles within the opening 20 minutes.
Casemiro scored for Brazil within the fifth minute whereas Ecuador’s Felix Torres headed within the equaliser quarter-hour from full time.
Alisson was first proven crimson when his raised boot hit Enner Valencia within the head. The referee was suggested to test the pitch-side monitor, and it was revealed that he received the ball first. The cardboard was downgraded to yellow.
The Liverpool shot-stopper would hit one other participant within the head within the 91st minute, when he punched an Ecuador when going for the ball. Once more, it was proven that he performed the ball first.
Brazil have already certified for the Qatar World Cup, whereas Ecuador are third within the 10-nation South American qualifying standings. Argentina in second place is the opposite workforce that has certified.
Argentina beat Chile 2-1 of their match right now with Angel di Maria and Lautaro Martinez getting on the scoresheet. Luis Suarez scored in Uruguay’s 1-0 win over Paraguay. It ends a run of 4 defeats for Uruguay, who’re fourth on the desk.