This is a great video of a goalkeeper who saves a penalty and starts to celebrate the penalty save. The goalkeeper saved the ball but the spin on the ball means that the ball continues to roll into the net while the keeper continues to celebrate – kissing his badge, even though the stadium is almost empty.
This too place September 10th, between Maghreb Fez and FAR Rabat in a decider for the quarter-finals of Morocco’s Coupe du Trone. The penalty shootout decide the winner and it was during this penalty shootout, FAR goalkeeper Khalid Askri thought he saved an important penalty and immediately began to celebrate his save. He turns his back on the goal, patting his chest and kissing his badge … what he didn’t notice is that the ball had some lots of spin on it and actually bounced and rolled back into the goal after his initial block. The referee nods and awards the goal and Askri’s team ended up losing the shootout 7-6.
A very funny sporting blooper which is sure to end up on some sports bloopers DVD for Christmas…
With the final game of the World Cup taking place tomorrow, trying to predict who will win is a lot easier thanks to the psychic octopus, Paul the Octopus who has said that Spain will win tomorrow in the World Cup Final.
I think the game will be a very tight affair but unless Holland can strike early, Spain should come out as winners.
So I think there will be 2 scenarios, Holland score in the first 20 minutes, then put 11 men behind the ball for 70 minutes (unlikely since Holland like to play total football) …. Spain could draw the match and it would go to extra time.
It remains 0-0 until about 65 minutes, Spain score, Holland then have to attack and leave themselves open and Spain score again … so either 1-1 after 90 mins or 2-0 to Spain.
A very quick post with my score predictions for Netherlands v Brazil and Uruguay v Ghana. Maybe a shock on the cards today !
I think Netherlands might give Brazil a run for their money, I think Brazil will score first, Holland will equalise and it will go to Extra time. From here – anything can happen so I’m just saying 1-1 after 90 mins (stiiting on fence with qualifier – possibly Holland as anything can happen in extra time!)
I think Ghana might have enough to get past Uruguay, in spirit alone, wanting to be the first African nation to progress past this stage. I think Uruguay 0 – 2 Ghana with the second Ghana goal coming late in the match.
Just a quick post today on what I think will happen today in the World Cup Matches.
Looking at yesterdays post, it wasn’t too far off the mark (scores not 100%) but the Win Lose Draw was 3 out of 4. I didn’t think Australia would have won yesterday. Great to see USA topping the group also – England v Germany should be a cracker on Sunday and on last nights performace England have to do a lot better to get past Germany (great goal from Worzel last night – he had his scoring face on last night!)
Todays World Cup match predictions are ….
Paraguay v New Zealand Would love to see New Zealand win this one and that might just happen. Most probable outcome is a draw or 1 goal. Putting neck on Line I think New Zealand to win 1-0.
Slovakia v Italy Easy … Italy 2-0 (Unless they do a France, have a big fight and can’t play for sugar!)
Cameroon v Netherlands Netherlands are through but I think they will keep the pressure on – probably a Holland win 2-0.
Denmark v Japan Tough call – Both have weaknesses that the other can exploit … Both need to win to be certain of qualification! Maybe Denmark to win 1-0.