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World Cup 2010 Final, Spain Vs. Netherlands: Wesley Sneijder Avoids Yellow Card, Xabi Alonso Avoids Goal

It appeared unintentional, but Wesley Sneijder was fortunate to avoid the Netherlands' fourth yellow card of the half after his wayward attempt on a 50-50 ended with the bottom of his boot in Sergio Busquets' leg.  Sneidjer was given a "talking to" by Howard Webb but was let-off without a booking.

The resulting free kick, from 45 yards out by Xabi Alonso, was rocketed four feet to the left of goal, the strike giving the crowd a moment of excitement in the 41st minute.