FIFA World Cup: After Piqué 'hands' Russia victory, fans target Shakira

WION Web Team
Moscow, Russia Published: Jul 02, 2018, 09.37 AM(IST)

Spain's defender Gerard Pique vies with Russia's forward Artem Dzyuba during the round of 16 football match between Spain and Russia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. Photograph:( AFP )

Story highlights

Although Piqué scored during the shootout but it was his "hand" which upset football fans. 

Gerard Piqué's 'hand' which handed Russia a crucial penalty in the second round of the World Cup at Moscow has riled football fans with several taking digs at his partner singer Shakira.

Piqué's 41st-minute' handball' allowed the hosts to get back into the game after Spain had taken the lead earlier with Russia's Ignashevich's 'own goal'.

×

The match drifted after that with neither team able to score a goal till extra time, resulting in the first penalty shoot-out of the World Cup which Russia clinched after Koke and Aspas missed the goal during the nerve-racking penalty shoot-out.

Although Piqué scored during the shootout but it was his "hand" which upset football fans. 

 

×

 

×
×
×

 

Read in App