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The most famous missed penalty kick in the history of the World Cup

The most famous missed penalty kick in the history of the World Cup

The history of the World Cup is full of many memories, including unforgettable scenes regarding missed penalty kicks, especially in the matches of the decisive stages.

And with the approaching start of the World Cup in its 22nd edition, which is being hosted by the State of Qatar for the first time in an Arab region, we will remind you of the most famous missed penalty kicks in the history of the World Cup.

The most famous missed penalty kick in the history of the World Cup

The World Cup witnessed wasting many penalty kicks, especially in penalty kicks that favor one team over another in knockout matches, including the final match, as happened in 1994 and then 2006.

Penalty kicks Brazil and France World Cup 1986

Although penalty kicks began in the 1982 World Cup in Spain, the beginning of the wave of legends wasting penalty kicks was in Mexico in 1986.

In the Brazil-France match in the quarter-finals, Michel Platini wasted the best players in the world from 1983 to 1985, by winning the Golden Ball during those years, a penalty kick he shot in the sky, but his country won 4-3.

On the other hand, Brazil star Socrates missed a penalty kick and the same for Julio Cesar, and it is strange that Platini was the scorer of his country’s goal in normal time, which ended 1-1.

Maradona missed penalty kicks in the World Cup

Legend Diego Armando Maradona, the Argentine star, missed a penalty kick against Yugoslavia in the quarter-finals of the 1990 World Cup in Italy, but his country won 3-2, as goalkeeper Tomislav Ivkovic saved the kick.

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But then Maradona succeeded in scoring a penalty shootout in the semi-final against Italy, to lead his country to the final at the expense of the hosts.

Baggio missed penalty kicks World Cup

Roberto Baggio, the star of the Italian national team in the nineties, and the best player in the world in 1993, missed a penalty kick against Brazil in the 1994 World Cup final is the most famous miss in the history of the World Cup.

Baggio’s wasted kick caused Brazil to be declared world champions, as the first team to win the World Cup 4 times, in the first final decided by a penalty shootout.

Baggio, who shot the ball into the sky, admitted that the memory of this sad blow haunted him for many months after the final.

David Trezeguet missed penalties in the 2006 World Cup

David Trezeguet, the star of Juventus and France, missed a penalty kick in the 2006 World Cup final that led Italy to a 5-3 penalty shootout victory over the French roosters.

The famous Trezeguet kick that hit the crossbar was the only wasted kick in the 2006 World Cup final, while the rest scored all penalty kicks.

Penalty kick by Gyan Asamoah in the 2010 World Cup

Former Ghana striker Gyan Asamoah missed one of the most famous missed kicks in World Cup history during his country’s match against Uruguay in the quarter-finals in 2010.

Luis Suarez, the former Barcelona striker, prevented Ghana from scoring the winning goal by clearing the ball with his hand to be sent off, and the Black Stars got a penalty kick, which was missed by Gyan Asamoah, in a kick that, if it had been scored, would have awarded Africa for the first time a seat in the semi-finals.

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Sneijder penalty kick in the 2014 World Cup

Wesley Sneijder, the champion of the Netherlands’ qualification campaign for the 2010 World Cup Final, missed a penalty kick in the 2014 semi-final against Argentina, which aborted his country’s dreams of being in the World Final again.

Schneider’s penalty was his country’s third, and his miss paved the way for Argentina to win 4-2 and qualify for the final for the first time since 1990.

Who is the owner of the most missed penalty kick in history?

Among those kicks there is Roberto Baggio’s missed penalty in 1994, and Michel Platini’s kick, in 1986, both of which were against Brazil and the two players were the best in the world before the tournament.