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World Cup 2018

“The referees favored Brazil” – claims Juan Carlos Osorio

The Mexico boss was unhappy with how the refereeing went in their match against Brazil.

"The referees favored Brazil" - claims Juan Carlos Osorio

Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio slammed the referees after their 2:0 defeat against Brazil at the World Cup. Osorio was especially frustrated by the many fouls given when the Brazilian players went to the ground.

“I think the referees totally favored Brazil”, the coach told Telemundo after the match ended.

“Their forwards always looked for the contact and the referees always protected them. I believe the officiating got too invloved”, added Osorio.

Despite their exit, the coach believes his side should be proud of their World Cup campaign.

The Brazilians will go on to play either Belgium or Japan for a place in the semi finals.