The Argentina pre-Olympic team suffered a late penalty and drew 2-2 vs. Venezuela.
Javier Mascherano’s team were up 2-1 with a goal from Thiago Almada until poor officiating by the referee and VAR awarded a penalty for Venezuela in the 96th minute. Venezuela would score and draw level.
Venezuela took a 1-0 lead through an own goal by Leandro Brey from Argentina and Argentina drew level with an own goal from Carlos Vivas. Both teams were also give red cards with Valentin Barco and Bryant Jesus Ortega Carmona both being red carded.
Thiago Almada had given Argentina the 2-1 lead and Argentina were about to get all three points until a controversial hand ball penalty on Gonzalo Lujan. Venezuela would score the penalty and get the draw.
Argentina are now in second place in the final four standings with Paraguay winning against Brazil. The top two teams qualify for the Olympics and Argentina play Paraguay on Thursday.