Ref upsets teams in rough game


French referee Stephane Lannoy contrived to anger both teams with his handling of the Brazil-Ivory Coast match on Sunday, one of the roughest of the World Cup so far.
Ivory Coast were livid at Luis Fabiano’s second goal for Brazil after replays showed that he twice handled the ball before crashing it into the net.
Brazil, 3-1 winners, were furious after Kaka was sent off late in the game after picking up two yellow cards in quick succession, the second harshly awarded after an altercation with Kader Keita.
“I heard that Brazil complained a lot, they shouldn’t complain,” said Ivory Coast coach Sven-Goran Eriksson.
“It’s difficult to cope with Luis Fabiano and even more difficult if he’s allowed to use his hands. Of course, it’s handball, not once by twice.
“They got a free goal which made it 2-0 goal and changed everything.
Ivory Coast captain Didier Drogba added: “It’s a big disappointment, particularly the way the Brazilians got their second goal. It was clear it was handled.—Reuters