Fifa rules on Danish own goal
Fifa has ruled that the Holland's first goal against Denmark was an own goal by Daniel Agger.
Last Updated: 14/06/10 10:27pm
Fifa has ruled that the Holland's 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 AZ Alkmaar player has since spoken of his disdain at the error, with his wayward header impossible for Agger to avoid.
The Dutch went on to win 2-0 at Johannesburg's Soccer City stadium in the Group E opening match on Monday.