There was drama even earlier than the Netherlands’ late equaliser towards Argentina on Saturday morning, with the benches clearing in chaotic scenes within the second half.
The incident in query got here within the 87th minute when Leandro Paredes fouled Nathan Aké earlier than booting the ball immediately on the Dutch bench.
That transfer noticed the benches clear because the Netherlands gamers charged onto the sphere, whereas Virgil van Dijk ran throughout the sphere and body-slammed Paredes to additional escalate the scenario.
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There was chaos on the sphere. (Photo by PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA / AFP)Source: AFPParedes sparked the stoush. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)Source: Getty ImagesNetherlands and Argentina gamers conflict. (Photo by PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA / AFP)Source: AFP
Paredes was given a yellow card for his function within the stoush, though he may depend himself fortunate to not have been double-booked for each the foul and kicking the ball on the Dutch bench.
Few commentators may hardly imagine what they had been saying, with each Chris Sutton and Martin Keown additionally believing Paredes lucky to nonetheless be on the sphere.
“It’s all going off,” former England striker Sutton stated on BBC Radio 5 Live.
“What a moron. What is he pondering? Leandro Paredes simply misplaced it.”
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“Leandro Paredes simply booted that ball into the Netherlands dug out. He has precipitated a riot there,” added former England defender Keown on BBC One.
“He is fortunate. The foul was a reserving in itself.”
Sky Sports’ Adam Bate described it as “ill-tempered” and agreed that Paredes was “fortunate to dodge” a double reserving.
Argentina held a 2-1 lead at that time and regarded destined for victory earlier than a late aim from Wout Weghorst — his second of the sport — despatched the competition to additional time.
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