Who kicked Xabi Alonso in the chest?
It became one of the most iconic moments of the 2010 World Cup. Nigel De Jong landing a kung-fu kick clean on Xabi Alonso’s chest during the final is unlikely to be forgotten.
Why was the 2010 World Cup controversial?
Before the tournament began, the French Football Federation (FFF) announced that head coach Raymond Domenech will leave his position at the end of the tournament. Striker Nicolas Anelka delivered a profanity-laden criticism at Domenech as the team was losing to Mexico. Anelka was sent home after refusing to apologize.
Did Puyol foul Robben?
Puyol, already booked in the first half, committed a foul on the Dutch winger with 10 minutes remaining when he sped past him but Robben stayed on his feet and was denied by goalkeeper Iker Casillas.
What did Spain do in the 2010 World Cup?
Spain finished top of Group H with two wins and one loss, before defeating Portugal in the round of 16, Paraguay in the quarter-final and Germany in the semi-final. The final took place in front of 84,490 supporters, with more than 900 million watching on television, and was refereed by Howard Webb from England.
Did Nigel de Jong get sent off?
Nigel de Jong admits he was lucky not to be sent off in the 2010 World Cup final between Spain and Netherlands – and has revealed how he tried to persuade Howard Webb to keep his red card in his pocket.
Why did Netherlands get a red card?
The Dutch were on top, but were dealt a major blow when De Ligt received a straight red card for denying a goalscoring opportunity. The centre-half grabbed the ball when attempting to atone for his slip, and after a brief VAR review, saw his initial yellow card upgraded to red. 𝐈𝐭’𝐬 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠!
Did nigel de Jong get a red card?
Nigel De Jong reveals words to Howard Webb which helped avoid red card in World Cup final. Nigel de Jong admits he was lucky not to be sent off in the 2010 World Cup final between Spain and Netherlands – and has revealed how he tried to persuade Howard Webb to keep his red card in his pocket.
Was Suarez handball against Ghana a goal?
Suarez handball vs Ghana Dominic Adiyiah then headed the rebound on goal, where Suarez once again made the block, but this time with both hands. The intentional Suarez handball prompted an automatic red card for him and a penalty for Ghana.