Sanchez hits out at Uruguay after Chile defeat

Ian Watson
Alexis Sanchez: Capped the win late on

Alexis Sanchez has criticised Uruguay for a lack of grace after Chile were beaten 3-0 in their World Cup qualifier in Montevideo.

Despite a calf injury. the Arsenal star played the full 90 minutes for the Copa America champions as they lost in a bad-tempered affair, with Jorge Valdivia sent off after the final whistle, apparently for dissent towards Colombian referee Wilmar Roldan.

Sanchez took to Instagram to accuse the hosts of a lack of dignity in victory.

He said: “You need to know how to win and how to lose and I speak when I win and when I lose.

“But what annoys me about past and present and other Uruguayan players .. is that they speak without acknowledging that they’ve lost.

“Today we lost and I congratulate them … it’s goodbye from the champions of the Americas.”