clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

World Cup 2010 Final, Spain Vs. Netherlands: Profession Foul Sees John Heitinga Sent Off In 109th Minute

One-two play from Andres Iniesta and Xavi Hernandez saw the latter put a ball behind the defense, with Iniesta set to blow past the defense for a open chance on goal.  Central defender John Heitinga instead pulled Iniesta down at 19 yards out, earning a straight red card from Howard Webb.

Heitinga had already received a yellow card, early in the second half; however, with the denial of the scoring chance, Heitinga's second card goes down as a straight red, leaving the Dutch to play down a man for the final's last 11 minutes.

The Netherlands is out of substitutions and will play the rest of extra time with only three natural defenders.