Argentina’s Leandro Paredes causes a huge brawl in their World Cup quarter final against Holland after clattering Nathan Ake and smashing the ball into the Dutch substitutes on the bench… before Virgil van Dijk is booked for flooring the midfielder
The World Cup quarter final between the Netherlands and Argentina has descended into chaos after a brawl on the pitch.
It came after Leandro Paredes followed a robust challenge on Nathan Ake by booting the ball toward the Dutch subs bench, at which point players from all sides rushed around him.
Virgil van Dijk was then booked after landing a firm shove on Paredes, as the referee appeared to lose control of the game.
Argentina were winning 2-1 when the incident happened, but the Netherlands ended up taking the game to extra time in the final minute of injury time strike from Wout Weghorst.
There was another clash between players after full time, with Nicolas Otamendi handed the 12th yellow card of the game.
More to follow.