Video: Edinson Cavani sent off after dangerous tackle on Brazil’s Richarlison

Edinson Cavani made a questionable tackle on his Brazil opponent, with the referee turning to VAR before issuing a straight red card.

The 33-year-old was shown the red card mid-way through the second half for making a dangerous challenge on Brazil and Everton striker Richarlison.

Cavani used his studs and made significant contact with Richarlison’s shins in a reckless manner, so it’s not a tackle we should be trying to excuse.

The referee used the pitch-side screen before sending off Cavani.

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Cavani, who joined United in the summer on a Bosman, was making his second start for Uruguay since the November internationals began. He scored the opening goal against Ecuador.

Game time will do his fitness good.

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