Honduras are planning to take authorized motion towards referee Ivan Barton, following their controversial Nations League match towards Mexico at Estadio Azteca.
The Honduran crew believes they had been wronged by the selections made by Barton, which they argue favored Mexico. The contentious selections embrace permitting the sport to proceed till the one hundred and first minute of regulation time, repeating penalty kicks a number of occasions, and never penalizing an alleged infringement by Mexican goalkeeper Luis Malagon throughout the penalty shootout.
President of the Honduran Nationwide Soccer Federation (FENAFUTH), Jorge Salomon, said that they intend to pursue authorized channels to probably win the sport by official procedures.
“We had been affected by the added time, then in penalties as effectively,” Salomon famous.
“We’re going to analyse what we’re going to do legally, it was a refereeing, greater than favoring the hosts, had a course.
“We have by no means had something this uncomfortable occur to us earlier than. It appeared like a film, the 9 minutes had handed. It wasn’t 9, it was 5, then ten after which 11 after which 12.”
Here is how Copa America re-qualification will play out
Honduras had hoped to safe direct qualification for the Copa America by the CONCACAF Nations League however, after the defeat towards Mexico, they now face a re-qualification playoff towards Costa Rica.
The playoff for the Copa America 2024 will encompass single matches scheduled for March subsequent yr. Trinidad and Tobago will face Canada, whereas Honduras will tackle Costa Rica.
The winners of those matches will progress to the CONMEBOL match, offering a possibility for redemption after the disputed match towards Mexico.