Peru’s 4-2 loss to Brazil in the South American World Cup qualifiers was tainted by the referees “gross errors” and should be reviewed and corrected, Peruvian president Martin Vizcarra said on Wednesday.
The action-packed game at Limas National stadium on Tuesday evening was level until the last few minutes when Brazil scored two decisive goals.
The Brazilians won 4-2 with the help of two penalties, both converted by Neymar, and a stoppage-time fourth goal that came after Peruvian defender Carlos Zambrano was sent off for elbowing an opponent.
Vizcarra said he felt angry and uneasy about the result and the decisions, which left Peru joint second bottom of the qualifying table after two games, with one point from a possible six.
“Unfortunately, I have to speak as a fan, as a citizen; the (Chilean) referee threw a finely poised game off balance, Vizcarra told reporters after a…