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

WION Web Team
Moscow, RussiaUpdated: Jul 02, 2018, 01:00 PM 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)

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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'.

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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. 

 

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