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.

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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.

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