The Argentine coach is calling for the development of the “Var” system after Messi’s goal in the draw against Paraguay was canceled

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BUENOS AIRES: Lionel Scaloni, coach of the Argentine national football team, expressed a state of discontent, after canceling a goal by Lionel Messi in the match that ended in a 1-1 draw with Paraguay on Thursday evening (Friday morning GMT) in the qualifiers for the South American continent To the 2022 World Cup Finals.

Angel Romero opened the scoring for Paraguay with a penalty kick in the 21st minute, then Nicolas Gonzalez tied for the Argentine national team in the 41st minute.

Messi scored the goal in the 57th minute, but the referee canceled the goal after resorting to the video assistant referee system (FAR), due to a mistake committed about 30 seconds before placing the ball in the net.

Lionel Scaloni commented on the decision, saying: “You should make the VAR system consistent … There were other situations in which it could be activated, it would be good to follow a consistent approach in using it.”

“There is a need for improvement regarding the time between making a mistake and counting a violation,” he added.

(Dpa)

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