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Netherlands vs. Argentina sees document 18 yellow playing cards

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Argentina claimed a dramatic 4-3 penalty shootout victory over Netherlands on Friday to say a spot within the World Cup semifinals, however the match will likely be remembered for the 18 yellow playing cards and one crimson dished out by Spanish referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz to set a brand new document.

In an exhilarating match, after going 2-0 forward by way of Lionel Messi‘s aim and help, Argentina threw away their lead in a late collapse in regulation time. Netherlands equalised within the eleventh minute of second-half stoppage time as Wout Weghorst netted when midfielder Teun Koopmeiners stepped as much as take a free-kick on the sting of the field earlier than sliding a go underneath the wall for the striker to fit residence.

Argentina goalkeeper Emiliano Martínez saved two makes an attempt within the shootout, as Lautaro Martinez scored the clinching penalty, however tensions boiled over as the 2 groups clashed repeatedly all through in what has been termed the “Battle of Lusail.”

At one level Leandro Paredes blasted the ball within the route of the Netherlands bench, earlier than Dutch captain Virgil van Dijk responded by knocking Paredes to the bottom. Defender Denzel Dumfries was handed two yellow playing cards in fast succession throughout the penalty shootout.

In complete, 15 gamers on the sphere obtained a card — a brand new World Cup document.

“I do not wish to speak in regards to the referee as a result of you may’t be sincere,” Messi, who confronted Netherlands boss Louis van Gaal after the match, instructed Argentine TV. “In the event you speak they sanction you; FIFA should give it some thought, they can not put a referee who is not as much as the duty for these situations.”

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Full listing of yellow playing cards from Netherlands vs. Argentina:

– Walter Samuel (31′) – Argentina teaching workers
Jurrien Timber (43′)
Marcos Acuna (43′)
Cristian Romero (45′)
Wout Weghorst (45+2′)
Memphis Depay (76′)
Lisandro Martinez (76′)
Steven Berghuis (88′)
Leandro Paredes (89′)
– Lionel Scaloni (90′) – Argentina supervisor
Lionel Messi (90+10′)
Nicolas Otamendi (90+12′)
Steven Bergwijn (91′) – ET
Gonzalo Montiel (109′) – ET
German Pezzella (112′) – ET
Denzel Dumfries (128′) – Penalty shootout
– Denzel Dumfries (129′) – Penalty shootout (2nd yellow = crimson)
Noa Lang (129′) – Penalty shootout

This is a listing of a few of the different World Cup video games to have seen loads of playing cards. Observe: The primary time crimson and yellow playing cards have been used was on the 1970 World Cup in Mexico.

2002 – Cameroon vs. Germany (16)

Previous to the 2022 World Cup, the document for essentially the most yellow playing cards got here within the 1994 round-of-16 conflict between Nigeria and Italy, the place there have been simply 9.

Nevertheless, Senegal vs. Uruguay‘s 3-3 draw noticed 12 yellows earlier than Germany’s 2-0 win over Cameroon on the identical day noticed 16 gamers booked, and two despatched off, by Spanish ref Antonio Jesus Lopez Nieto.

Cameroon midfielder Marc Vivien-Foe and Germany ahead Carsten Jancker have been booked inside 10 minutes, whereas Germany’s Carsten Ramelow was despatched off within the fortieth minute for repeated fouling. 9 playing cards got here within the first half, then an extra seven as Cameroon substitute Patrick Ruffo was despatched off on 78 minutes.

2006 – Portugal vs. Netherlands (16)

The notorious “Battle of Nuremberg” within the 2006 spherical of 16 technically included 16 yellows, however 4 of those have been second yellows that led to a crimson.

It took solely two minutes for Netherlands midfielder Mark van Bommel to get himself into the ebook and 4 extra yellow playing cards got here out earlier than the half, together with a second for Portugal’s Costinha for handball.

Meaning 11 extra yellows adopted within the second half as a touchline melee erupted within the fiftieth minute, then one other melee got here as Khalid Boulahrouz was despatched off within the 63rd minute after fouling Luis Figo.

With either side all the way down to 10 males, Deco was despatched off within the 78th minute and Giovanni van Bronckhorst within the ninety fifth.

Oh and the sport completed 1-0 to Portugal.

2010 – Netherlands vs. Spain (14)

One other recreation involving Netherlands, this time it was the World Cup last and it went to further time too.

5 playing cards got here within the first half, with Nigel de Jong’s well-known karate kick on Xabi Alonso the decide of the bunch. 4 extra got here within the second.

With the match 0-0 after 90 minutes, Netherlands defender John Heitinga obtained a second reserving on 108 minutes earlier than Andres Iniesta gave Spain the win with a aim 4 minutes earlier than the tip.

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