Wed 22 Nov 2023, 09:03 by Ash Harrison

Video: £40m Newcastle star sent off after nine minutes on international duty, shocking decision

Video: £40m Newcastle star sent off after nine minutes on international duty, shocking decision
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Brazil fell to their third consecutive defeat last night losing 1-0 to Argentina.

The game was delayed by half an hour after trouble erupted in the stands during the national anthems, then that atmosphere carried over onto the pitch.

Nicolas Otamendi's header was enough to condemn Brazil to their first ever home defeat in a World Cup qualifier and their third defeat in a row.

Joelinton was sent off for absolutely nothing last night

To add insult to injury for the home side, Newcastle ace Joelinton was sent off just nine minutes after being brought off the bench in what is the softest straight red you'll ever see.

Newcastle's £40million signing from Hoffenheim is being blatantly held back by Rodriguo De Paul who has Joelinton in some sort of martial arts hold.

Frustrated, J7 turned around and shoved De Paul who went down to the ground like he'd just taken a full-force uppercut to the jaw.

Brazil are in danger of missing out on World Cup 2026

It wasn't even a yellow card offence, if anything it's De Paul who should have been booked, if not for the blatant foul then definitely his reaction.

This defeat leaves Brazil sixth in the standings for World Cup qualification with just six points while Argentina are top on 15.

Bruno Guimaraes and Joelinton have got some work to do if they want to be at the World Cup in 2026.

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