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End of Copa America for Chile's “Finger of God” Jara: three matches suspension

Monday, June 29th 2015 - 07:05 UTC
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The controversial incident between Chile'a Jara and Uruguay's striker Edison Cavani The controversial incident between Chile'a Jara and Uruguay's striker Edison Cavani
In Chile Jara's gesture has been dubbed “the finger of God”, echo of Argentina captain Diego Maradona's infamous “hand of God” goal in 1986 World Cup. In Chile Jara's gesture has been dubbed “the finger of God”, echo of Argentina captain Diego Maradona's infamous “hand of God” goal in 1986 World Cup.

Chile defender Gonzalo Jara will miss the rest of the current Copa America after being suspended for three matches for sticking his finger up an opponent's backside and feigning injury during a match.

 CONMEBOL, the governing body of South American football, said in a statement it was suspending Jara for “unsporting behavior”. It also fined the Chilean FA US$7,500.

Jara will miss Chile's semi-final clash with Peru this Monday and, depending on the result of that match, either the final or third-place playoff.

He will also be ineligible for Chile's opening match of the qualifying campaign for the 2018 World Cup.

Television images from Chile's quarter-final against Uruguay showed Jara grabbing the backside of Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani and sticking his finger up it.

Cavani responded by gently pushing Jara away but the Chilean fell to the ground as if he had been punched.

The referee booked both players. It was Cavani's second yellow card and he was sent off.

Jara's gesture was the main talking point from the match and has been dubbed “the finger of God” in Chile, an echo of Argentina captain Diego Maradona's infamous “hand of God” goal from the 1986 World Cup.

Uruguay had a second player dismissed in the closing stages of the match, prompting a fracas involving most of the players on the pitch, the coaching staff, the match officials and even a touchline cameraman.

Both teams lodged complaints with CONMEBOL. Chile's complaint against the Uruguayans will be dealt with after the Copa.

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  • golfcronie

    Cheating bastards, Maradona, Jara and Suerez, why are most latinos footballers cheating bastards, is it because they only see US$ signs?

    Jun 29th, 2015 - 07:35 am 0
  • Chicureo

    The majority of Chileans are now disgusted with Jara.

    “Uruguay’s assistant coach, Mario Rebollo, has now accused Jara of making derogatory comments about Cavani’s father Luis, who was arrested after being involved in a fatal car accident, the day before the game.”

    “Not only did Jara touch Cavani as we saw in the pictures, but he also said something about what had happened the previous day,” Rebollo said in an interview with Uruguay’s Radio Hora 25. “He said that Cavani’s father was going to get 20 years [in prison].”

    Jun 29th, 2015 - 03:10 pm 0
  • paulcedron II

    1 imbecile
    why do you confuse argentinians with the rest of the latin americans, you dimwit?
    argentina is the team which has committed less fouls, not only in this tournament, but also in the last 5 world cups.

    surely you dont watch the premier league or la liga or the serie a or the bundesliga or the ligue 1. otherwise you should know that neither agüero, nor zabaleta, nor messi, nor higuain, nor mascherano, etc, etc, etc, are cheaters or divers or whatever the fuck you want.

    why being cheaters when you have the best players in the world, eh?

    the chilotes are the real shite here, you imbecile.

    Jun 29th, 2015 - 03:25 pm 0
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