The Netherlands' first goal against Brazil, originally declared as an own goal by Felipe Melo, has been given to Wesley Sneijder.

FIFA's panel of experts has reviewed the play and given another goal to the Dutchman. Sneijder delivered a free kick into the box in the 53rd minute as Melo and Brazil goalie Julio Cesar jumped to defend. Melo seemed to have disrupted Cesar's attempt to punch it out and it went off the back of his neck and into the goal to tie the game, 1-1.

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FIFA said the ball was bound for the goal and should have been given to Senijder, who now has four World Cup goals and is tied for the tournament lead with Argentina's Gonzalo Higuain, Germany's Thomas Muller, Slovakia's Robert Vittek and Spain's David Villa.

Sneijder also scored the game-winner in that match off a header in the 68th minute.

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