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Sneijder credited with both goals to go joint top of scorers chart

| 03.07.2010

Wesley Sneijder has emerged as an unlikely candidate for the Golden Shoe after FIFA decided that Holland’s opening goal in their match with Brazil should be credited to him.

He is 7/4 to score at any time against Uruguay.

Sneijder’s deep cross-come-shot early in the second half of the quarter-final tie was deflected in off Felipe Melo’s head to give the Oranje’s an equaliser and originally went down as an own goal.

However, FIFA announced today that its Technical Study Group had decided that as the ball was on target the goal should be awarded to the attacking player.

The move means that Sneijder, who also scored the winner in the match with a rare header, now has four tournament goals, level with Gonzalo Higuain, David Villa and Robert Vittek.

With Holland through to the last four he has another two games guaranteed in which to add to his total.

Can Sneijder continue his goalscoring form against Uruguay? He’s 6/1 to score first against Uruguay in Tuesday’s semi-final. See the full Uruguay v Holland match betting market.

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John Klee