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:
Robin van Persie opens the scoring from 12-yards after a Thiago Silva foul on Robben… https://t.co/UaXEtlB8jo— Football Showboats (@ShowboatVines) July 12, 2014
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?