Uruguay star Jose Gimenez 'faces 15-match ban' after elbowing FIFA director in the head

And there was a number of contentious moments in Uruguay’s match with Ghana where they felt they would have had golden chances to find that extra goal from the penalty spot. German referee Daniel Siebert refused to overturn his on-pitch decision not to award a penalty for Daniel Amartey’s challenge on Darwin Nunez on the hour mark.

That appeared to be the boiling point for many Uruguay players, who let their anger known after the match. Both Gimenez and Cavani were shown yellow cards at the end of the match for their protests.

And the Atletico Madrid star also launched an expletive rant about the match officials directly into a pitchside camera.

“They [the referees] are all a bunch of thieves these sons of b******. Yes, record me. Son of a b****.”

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