Shocking misses can happen to anyone at any time, but the latest footballer to suffer international embarrassment by not scoring a goal he really, really should have is Kansas City Wizards striker Kei Kamara.
In Saturday’s MLS match against the Los Angeles Galaxy, Kamara found himself right in front of an open net with the ball mere inches from the goal. He was a little too eager to tap it in, though, and ended up falling on his rear end as he stretched to kick the ball in for the easy goal before knocking it in with his hand. He was quickly called for a handball and the game went on to end in a 0-0 draw.
After the match, Galaxy defender Gregg Berhalter still couldn’t believe it:
“It was one of the most unbelievable things I’ve seen in soccer.
“It was unfortunate for Kamara but it was a handball and credit the linesman for seeing it.”
Video of the miss has already spread far and wide. The Sun is calling it “a contender for miss of the century,”.