Keeper Esteban Alvarado, right, defends himself against an attacker who rushed from the stands as referee Bas Nijhuis, left, runs towards them during a cup match between Ajax and AZ Alkmaar in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011. The Dutch soccer federation is debating whether to replay a cup match between Ajax and AZ Alkmaar that was halted after a fan ran onto the field and tried to attack Alkmaar’s goalkeeper. Alvarado deflected the attack but was given a red card for kicking the supporter in anger immediately afterward.
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