No, Green's platform (surface defined by his two palms and two shoulders) was never square to the ball. His right palm was further back than his left, and both his hands were too vertical and close to his body, rather than out in front of him. When the ball hit his platform, it deflected up-and-right, and gained topspin. The hop was exactly enough to get outside the radius of his arm, which is one-in-ten-thousand. Still, if he'd just squared up to the ball, his torso would have acted like a backstop. This pattern has actually happened in a previous WC -- somebody posted the YouTube video of a keeper making almost the identical tilted-platform error, and the ball took almost the same hop-topspin-roll into the corner. Absolutely eerie to play them both side-by-side. Chaouchi made a similar mistake -- he never got his torso behind the ball. His platform was square to his own goal plane, but not to the ball's path. In his case, the ball didn't even hit his platform -- it bounced up over it, and kissed his left shoulder. Enyeama's platform was good, his torso was solidly behind the ball, he just didn't catch it, and it rebounded hard off his palms. Kahn did the same thing vs. Brasil in the '02 final.