Dinson Cavani hit the VAR monitor, sending him crashing to the ground, after Uruguay were denied a late penalty that could have saved their World Cup campaign.
A 2-0 win over Ghana was not enough to secure their place in the Round of 16 on Friday due to South Korea’s shock 2-1 victory over Portugal, which was secured in the dying moments of the H group.
However, Cavani thought he had carved out a huge chance to score a third to edge Korea on goal difference, when he was brought down in the box in a time-limit tangle with Alidu Seidu. stop.
Referee Daniel Siebert dismissed the protests and Uruguay were eliminated from the World Cup in Qatar.
Footage has emerged online of Cavani, 35, lashing out at the VAR monitor as he leaves the pitch full-time after the video replay failed to help his side.
Experts disagreed on whether the incident warranted punishment.
Rio Ferdinand told BBC Sport: “There’s a contact, it’s a penalty. Normally they would send the referee to go and have a look. They couldn’t have seen the pictures we saw.
However, Chris Sutton felt that Uruguay were not unlucky with Siebert being chased off the field by the South American side’s players.
He tweeted: “The blame game. Cavani cheats trying to win a penalty, then he and his teammates blame the referee… Uruguay are a sore loser!