Goal or Not: Webb and Brazil v. Chile
One of the big talking points of Brazil’s penalty shootout win over Chile was whether it should have gone to penalties at all.
At about 54 minutes, Hulk appeared to score a goal and Brazil celebrated wildly, only to have Howard Webb call it back for handball. Webb also produced a yellow card for deliberate handball.
Hulk’s arm is up and it does appear that he helped control the ball with it. However, he claimed the ball hit his chest/armpit area.
One thing to notice in this GIF: Howard Webb (green shirt) is far behind the play and doesn’t appear to be in a position to tell whether Hulk used his arm. Either his AR made this call, or he saw the arm out and made the call from there. Or a combination of both.
There’s a good piece at the big The Big Lead, who believe that Webb made the right call.
So what do you think:
Goal or not?