Tue Nov 16 11:15am EST
It seems like every few weeks there's another missed opportunity to score an oh-so-easy goal that is quickly touted as "THE WORST MISS EVER!!!" Well, this one makes a pretty good case for that title.
In extra time of the Asian Games' quarterfinal match between Qatar and Uzbekistan, Qatar's 18-year-old striker Fahad Khalfan seemed to have a bountiful amount of luck on his side when the opposing goalkeeper somehow let the ball trickle through his legs, leaving Khalfan all alone with an empty net. So, Khalfan charged toward that wide-open goal but instead of tapping it into the center of the net, he chose to knock it toward the far post. This was a mistake. The ball hit the post and rolled back toward the penalty spot. He missed. Qatar went on to lose 1-0.
As impossible as it may seem to not score in that situation, you kind of have to feel bad for the kid. Again, he's only 18 and just received his first call-up to the national team in September. That's really no excuse, but it's also not the way you want to start your international career. Or even your Sunday league career for that matter.
(Side note: How lucky was that Uzbek goalkeeper?!)