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.