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Conmebol to probe Chile's Jara over Cavani incident

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  27 Jun 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Rio de Janeiro, June 26 : South American football’s governing body Conmebol will probe an incident that led to the dismissal of Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani during a Copa America match.

TV images showed Chile defender Gonzalo Jara poking his finger in Cavani’s backside, causing the Paris Saint-Germain striker to retaliate by slapping his opponent’s face. Brazilian referee Sandro Ricci had his back turned and upon seeing Jara on the ground, promptly sent the Uruguayan off.

The scores were tied at 0-0 at the time of the incident but Chile went on to win the quarterfil 1-0 after Mauricio Isla scored in the 81st minute. The result elimited Uruguay from the tourment.

“A process is going to be opened and work is being done now so that the matter is passed on to the tribuls,” Conmebol spokesman Alberto Lozada said on Thursday.

Cavani’s Uruguay teammate Diego Godin called on Conmebol to issue Jara with a hefty pelty. IANS

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