World Cup 2022: Video of Edinson Cavani Destroying VAR Screen After Uruguay Exit Spotted

World Cup 2022: Video of Edinson Cavani Destroying VAR Screen After Uruguay Exit Spotted

Isaac Darko
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:18 PM
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  • Edinson Cavani punched the VAR monitor after Uruguay's early exit from the 2022 World Cup
  • The Valencia striker was reportedly unhappy with the performance of referee Daniel Siebert
  • Cavani and his teammates chased the referee down the tunnel straight after the final whistle

Former Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani unleashed his anger the moment the final whistle was blown, following Uruguay's early World Cup exit.

The 35-year-old was introduced in the game in the 65th minute to replace his long-time strike partner Luis Suarez during their last Group H game against Ghana on Friday.

However, the Valencia forward was full of frustration and aimed his fury at the VAR screen after his side was eliminated from the Mundial.

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A video has emerged of Edinson Cavani punching the VAR monitor after Uruguay crashed out of the World Cup group stages. Photos by Stu Forster/ Buda Mendes
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In a video shared on social media, Cavani was sighted punching and throwing the VAR screen to the ground as he walked past it, on his way to the dressing room with his defeated Uruguay teammates.

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In the video, the former Paris Saint-Germain attacker hurled the monitor to the floor, before continuing on his way into the dressing room.

Uruguay players ambush the referee

La Celeste had defeated the Black Stars of Ghana 2-0, but South Korea scored a late goal against Portugal in the other corresponding group game. That meant the South Americans failed to qualify for the round of 16 for the first time in 20 years.

Uruguay players were furious with German referee Daniel Siebert for failing to award them a penalty at the end of the match, after Cavani was brought down in the penalty box.

The incident wasn't even reviewed by VAR, and several Uruguayan players lost their temper with Siebert when he blew his whistle for full-time.

Angry Uruguay players chased the referee all the way down the tunnel after their exit from the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Suarez breaks down in tears

Sports Brief earlier reported that Luis Suarez broke down in tears as Uruguay suffered World Cup elimination, despite beating Ghana 2-0 in their final group game.

The result from the South Korea and Portugal game meant La Celeste's journey at the 2022 tournament came to an end.

In photos that have since gone viral on social media, Suarez wept uncontrollably after South Korea took a 2-1 lead in their match.

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Isaac Darko is a La Liga, Ligue 1 and Bundesliga editor at Sports Brief with a Degree in Journalism and Communications from Ghana Institute of Journalism (2010)