“I look at it with sadness, of course, for the national arbitration. I think our referees are just as competent as those who were appointed, but unfortunately sometimes it's not just competence that counts. We also have to think about what we can improve and do differently, so that in the next World Cups, Europeans, we are there, as in the recent European Championship and the last Olympic Games”, said Luciano Gonçalves, in statements to Lusa.

For Luciano Gonçalves, the country must “continue to work and make Portugal's name stand out not only in players, coaches, the national team, but also remember abroad that our refereeing is also very good”.