FIFA World Cup

Should Spain's Diego Costa Have Been Sent off for This Headbutt?

SALVADOR, BRAZIL - JUNE 13:  Diego Costa of Spain reacts after as referee Nicola Rizzola speaks to Ron Vlaar of the Netherlands during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Spain and Netherlands at Arena Fonte Nova on June 13, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil.  (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
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Will TideySenior Manager, GlobalJune 13, 2014

Spain striker Diego Costa was playing his first competitive match for the nation in their World Cup opener against Netherlands.

It wasn't the best of evenings for the powerful forward. He failed to score and also appeared to lose his patience in this incident with Bruno Martins Indi.

No card was forthcoming, but should Costa have been sent off?

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