FIFA rules Dutch 1st goal was by Denmark’s Agger
FIFA has ruled that the Netherlands’ first goal against Denmark
was an own goal by Daniel Agger and not Simon Poulsen as stated in
the official match report.
FIFA’s Technical Study Group of coaching experts made the
amendment after studying game footage to decide which defender had
the final touch to direct the ball into the Danish net.
Poulsen tried to head a cross from Dutch forward Robin van
Persie to safety, but the ball glanced off Agger’s back before
beating goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen.
The Dutch went on to win 2-0 at Johannesburg’s Soccer City
stadium in the Group E opening match on Monday.