7
Jun

Sudan goalkeeper drops opposing corner kick into goal

Sudan keeper Ehab Zohgber will be playing this back in his head for a long time.

In a World Cup Qualifier vs. Ghana, Sudan trailed 2-1 late and was looking to salvage the game with a draw. In the 83rd minute, Ghana set up for a routine corner kick where things got ‘out of hand’ quickly.

Ghana’s Sulley Muntari sent in the corner kick but it zipped straight to Zohgber for an easy stop, that is, until the keeper drops the ball into his own goal. Embarrassing.

Though Sudan’s World Cup qualifying chances were bleak to begin with, things have quickly shifted from bad to worse and he’s not likely to ever live this down in his country.

7
Jun

Mario Balotelli gets sent off, takes out frustration on innocent wall

Why always him? In Italy’s World Cup Qualifier against Czech Republic, Balotelli pulled a total Balotelli.

Within a span of about four minutes, the 22-year-old was shown back to back yellow cards for senseless fouls, earning himself a send off. On the way off the pitch he decided to drop some punches and kicks into a tunnel wall to, you know, show everyone who’s boss.

Thankfully Italy was able to hang on a man down, securing a 0-0 draw and maintaining their position atop their World Cup Qualifying group.

22
Mar

You would be forgiven if you didn’t catch New Zealand’s World Cup qualifier against New Caledonia, but you have to see this: the All Whites’ Shane Smeltz was kicked in the face while looking to get in position for the potential game-winning goal. It was a grizzly injury, and no question a high studs-up challenge. Amazingly, no foul (and penalty) was given!!!


Double ouch!