An own goal is a goal where a player puts the ball into his own net. When own goals are scored it brings grief and pain to the player, team and the fans. This pain made Colombian fans to kill Andres Escobar who scored an own goal during the 1994 FIFA World Cup.
Football is a game of love but there will be a time when a simple mistake will dent your name within your fans. There are some of the players that made a mistake that led to their teams defeat their fans will start booing and mocking them. In this article, I want to list out the players that made a mistake that football fans can never forget.
Let's pay some respect to a talented footballer, Andres Escobar, who lost his life tragically 26 years ago because he mistakenly scored an own goal. On the 2nd of July, 1994, the world of soccer was sent into grief after Andres Escobar, a renowned Colombian footballer was assassinated in his country because he scored an own goal. Andres Escobar was a Colombian football player who played as a defender for Atletico Nacional and the Colombian national football team. He was nicknamed "The Gentleman", due to his
The footballer that was murdered for scoring an own goal. An own goal for many of us football followers and avid viewers of the beautiful game isn't new. Although, it isn't a good scene when you see your own player face his goal post and then slot the ball into the net. It is a disgraceful scenario; and you'll agree with me that rivals of your team would definitely make jest of you when such happens. One shouldn't take football as a do or die affair; however, some group in Colombia didn't agree with this saying
It was 1998,the world is heading to France for the FIFA world cup,all nations are busy picking the best players to represent them at the highest level of football,the United States Of America was not left out either,the coach of the US national team Steve Sampson have previously named a certain John Harkes captain of the national team for life,it was a tag well deserved because he was a decent footballer,a lot of issues transpired during his time with the national team and he was not only stripped of the captaincy
10. John Harkes Just like the member of a mafia clan, teammates in a football team have a bro code: they can have affair with whatever women they want, but they should not mess with each other’s sister or wife. Some players can’t hold true to their principles, if they have them in the first place. Back in 1998, US captain John Harkes was dropped by manager Steve Sampson. Harkes had allegedly been involved in an extramarital affair with Eric Wynalda’s wife. Needless to say, Eric Wynalda was devastated.
It will go down the memory lane as the most heartbreaking moments and incidents in the history of Colombian Football Team. The murder of Andres Escobar, who was playing for the Columbian National Team came as a shock to all football enthusiasts. It was during the 1994 FIFA World Cup. Columbia's second group stage match against the United States of America. American Midfielder, John Harkes striked a powerful shot. Escobar stretched to block the ball which he eventually deflected it onto his net causing America
Andres Escobar was part of the highly rated Colombian team that was bound for the 1994 world cup in America. The team lost their first game 3-1 against Romania but had the opportunity to make things right in their subsequent encounter with the hosts the USA. On the stroke of 35 minutes, US midfielder John Harkes launched a cross from the right-hand side of the pitch into Colombia’s 18-yard box. Andres Escobar made a run back, sliding on the ground to clear the ball from reaching the waiting striker. Unfortunately,
Football is a game of tactics and team work, everyone contributes in every aspect of the match from the start to finish and one silly mistake can cost your team losing a match. The was the case of a Colombia defender Andres Escobar who was murdered in July 1994 just after his country was eliminated from the world cup as a result of his own goal. Escobar was born in 13th of March 1967 and he played for Atletico Nacional, BSC Young Boys and the Colombian Nation team. He was also known as the Gentleman given his
Football is the most popular and best sport in the world. The varieties of competitions across the world make it amazing and sometimes life-threatening. There have been a lot of players that have been threatened for one reasons or the other in the game. One popular example is that of the late Andres Escobar. Andres Escobar was a Colombian footballer who played as a defender. Born on 13 March, 1967, he had played for Young Boys BSC and the Colombian national team. Escobar wore the jersey number 2 and he made
“I think I could have lived with everything else and kept John on the team if it had not been for the private issues.” – Steve Sampson When news filtered onto the public scene that the USA National Team Captain had been banished from the France 98 World Cup few months to the start of the FIFA World Cup, many found it shocking. John Harkes, who had been named Captain For Life by the then Coach of the USA national team Steve Sampson, was unceremoniously dropped after the team handler claimed the playe
Andrés Escobar was a colombia footballer who played as a defender for Colombia national team. Escobar born on 13 March 1967, was nickname the gentleman , because he was a calm person especially on the pitch, you can even see that in is looks. His father was a banker who founded an organisation that gives people especially the young ones the opportunity to play football instead of being on the streets. While playing, Escobar helped Nacional a club in colombia to win the 1989 Copa Libertadores. Escobar first
Death is an inevitable event that happens to all human being, Everybody must die.... Here are sad and unforgettable events that happened in the world of Football, Eight players that died tragically on and off the pitch... The world of football will never forget our Heroes that lost their while lives playing the beautiful game of football. RIP LEGENDS!!! #1 Andres Escobar This happens to be the most well known and also one of the most shocking incidents in the world of football. The assassination of Andres Escobar.
No The United States had tied its first match of the 1994 world cup, battling Switzerland to a 1-1 draw. Back then, the top two teams from each of the six groups advanced to the knockout stage, as did the top four third place finishers. So this was a most win for Andres Escober and Colombia, who were already in last following the first day of group A play. Escober had been a defender essentially his entire career. It wasn't his job to score goals, it was his job to keep the other team from doing so. But on June