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Martin Palermo, the first player to miss three penalty shootouts in a single game.

Martin Palermo made history in the 1999 Copa America— he became the 'first footballer to miss three penalty shootouts in a single game'. This record made him the 'Guiness World Record holder for the most missed penalties in a single football match'. Colombians won that day (Columbia 3 - 0 Argentina).

Martin Palermo was painted a 'black sheep' on the 4th of July 1999 missing the penalties that could have at least earned them a draw that day.

Argentina fans would never forget the day in their history, the matchday which was '4th of July 1999'.

Things to note about the football match

— 5 minutes after the kickoff, the first penalty was awarded to Argentina and it was taken by Martin Palermo, he lost the penalty kicky as he kicked it at the bar, and missed another one at the 76th minute and another at the 90th minute.

Columbia's goalkeeper that day was Miguel Carloso

— 6 penalties were given during the football match of which 3 was awarded to both teams.

Martin Palermo had since then had a great and graceful career and has been decorated enough for him to be named among one of Argentina's best players, he is the current manager of Aldosivi.

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