Were the Dutch robbed in penalty shootout?

SIMON PLUMB
Last updated 13:48 11/07/2014
Stuff.co.nz

Various camera angles have emerged of the first Dutch penalty shootout which appears to roll back into the net, despite being ruled a blocked shot.

Related Links

Was it a goal to Netherlands?

Relevant offers

Football

Phoenix coach Ernie Merrick doesn't want credit for success of Nathan Burns Adelaide United snap streak, extend Sydney FC's poor run Leaders Perth Glory share points with Melbourne City Smith: NZ Football needs to capitalise on Auckland City's success QPR's Rio Ferdinand hoping to be busy during holiday fixtures Liverpool aim to put troubles behind them in English Premier League Smiling Sam Allardyce wants more Jose Mourinho 'compliments' Perth Glory not fazed by players missing Socceroos selection Sydney FC boss Graham Arnold asks Santa for three points Winston Reid excited about upcoming clashes against top EPL sides

Fresh video has raised questions over whether the Netherlands' first penalty in the World Cup semifinal loss to Argentina should have actually counted as a goal.

Televised footage of the shootout showed Argentine goalkeeper Sergio Romero apparently saving the spot-kick of Dutchman Ron Vlaar before cutting away to Argentine celebrations.

However, footage shot by fans inside the stadium has revealed new angles - showing how the ball actually spun backwards and rolled towards, and possibly over, the goal line.

The incident handed an immediate advantage to Argentina who went on to win the shootout and qualify for the World Cup final.

Ad Feedback

- Stuff

Special offers
Opinion poll

Will Burnley retain their EPL status?

Yes, they've found a winning formula

Maybe, but there’s a long way to go

No. They lack quality in certain areas

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content