Thiago Silva Escapes Red Card After Giving Away Early Penalty to Arjen Robben

Brazil's response to the 7-1 defeat at the hands of Germany got off to a dreadful start after Thiago Silva gave away a penalty against Arjen Robben in the World Cup third/fourth-place play-off.

Robin van Persie converted the spot kick in the third minute, but the biggest surprise was that Silva escaped the red card:


Replays show he was the last man between Robben and the goalkeeper, and thus he denied the Dutchman a goalscoring chance.

Instead referee Djamel Haimoudi awarded only a yellow card.

Was it the right call?

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