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Colombia lucky not to be down to 10 men as Barrios puts the head in on Henderson

The Colombian escaped with a yellow card.

COLOMBIA’S WILMAR BARRIOS can count himself lucky after he escaped with a yellow card following this clash with Jordan Henderson.

Replays showed Barrios caught Henderson with what looked to be an intentional headbutt as the two waited for a free-kick in the closing minutes of the first half in Moscow.

Following a review by the VAR, referee Mark Geiger decided that a yellow card was sufficient punishment – but was Barrios lucky not to see red?

Was the referee’s decision correct?


Poll Results:

No - red all day (882)
Yes - just a yellow (673)
No - that's not even a booking (325)



Gavin Cooney
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