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Is this the worst penalty decision ever?

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Colombia claimed a 1-0 victory over DR Congo to progress to the final of the U20 Toulon Tournament on Wednesday, thanks to a controversial penalty that is arguably one of the worst refereeing decisions ever made.

Miguel Borja made no mistake in dispatching the spot-kick midway through the first-half, to help Colombia finish top of Group A with a maximum 12 points from four games.

The win sets up a final clash against Brazil on Saturday, with host nation France awaiting confirmation of their opponents in the third-place play-off, after finishing runners-up behind Colombia.

After edging ahead of DR Congo yesterday, the South American's were forced to weather a second-half fightback, and found goalkeeper Luis Hurtado in inspirational form as he kept out everything thrown at him by the Congolese side.

Jonathan Bijimine was later sent off, meaning the African's finished the match with ten-men, but the standout incident remains the terrible penalty award that had a significant impact on the result.

Watch footage of Colombia's controversial penalty in the video below - with thanks to 101greatgoals.com - and feel free to share the worst refereeing decisions ever made in the comment box provided!

 

 

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