MANCHESTER UNITED star Edinson Cavani was shown a straight red card for a stamp on Richarlison during Uruguay’s 2-0 defeat to Brazil.
The veteran striker, 33, was given his marching orders following a VAR review into his dangerous challenge on the Everton forward.Edinson Cavani was sent off during Uruguay’s 2-0 defeat to Brazil[/caption] The Manchester United star was shown a straight red card for a stamp on Everton ace Richarlison[/caption]
The two players’ club sides had already faced off before the international break – with Cavani scoring his first goal for United in a 3-1 win.
Yet Richarlison missed out to serve the last game of his three-match suspension that he received for his own red card in the Merseyside derby.
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The Selecao, who were missing Neymar through injury, had taken the lead through Juventus’ Arthur, before Richarlison’s goal just before half time.
Uruguay’s chances of rescuing a point against their South American rivals were effectively over after the break following Cavani’s red card.
The ex-Paris Saint-Germain star raked his studs down Richarlison’s leg as his fellow forward attempted to power away with the ball.
Cavani was originally shown a yellow for the challenge before he was dismissed by referee Roberto Tobar following a VAR review.
The Uruguayans, who failed to record a shot on target during the game, have now been left in fifth in the CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying table.
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If Cavani’s side stay in that position then they will be forced to try and earn their place at Qatar 2022 through a playoff.
Brazil meanwhile comfortably occupies one of the top four automatic spots in first place after back-to-back wins over Venezuela and Uruguay.
Cavani has been slowly building his fitness at Old Trafford – having started both games for his country during the break and even scoring in the 3-0 win over Colombia on Saturday.