Top 10 Worst Referee Mistakes

#8 Spain vs Netherlands – no card for kung fu kick to chest


Nigel De Jong performed an amazing defensive kung fu kick into the chest area of a running Xavi Alonso as he went to head an incoming ball. Howard Webb saw the incident and tried to pacify the furious Spanish players who were protesting at the challenge. Nigel already had his mind set on the locker room until Howard produced a single yellow for him. Watch on PREVIEW FOR #7: Everybody remembers this classic farce that should have seen Rivaldo booked for unsportsmanlike behavior that belonged more on a Hollywood set than the football pitch. This fixture within group C saw the Brazilian go to take a corner before a Turkish player kicked the ball to him that collided with his legs. He immediately clasped his face and withered in agony on the floor as if the ball had struck his face. Result? Turkish player sent off in a tournament that was marred by corruption. Watch on


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