Neymar, Pires and Beyond: 5 of the Worst Penalties Ever Taken

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Neymar, Pires and Beyond: 5 of the Worst Penalties Ever Taken
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Like Sergio Ramos, Jonathan Soriano and Roberto Baggio, Brazilian striker Neymar now knows what it is like to send a ball into orbit from the penalty spot.

His spot kick in a friendly against Colombia this week cleared the crossbar by at least 10 yards, and has been called one of the worst penalties ever taken by several media outlets.

The 20-year-old Santos forward, however, can seek solace in the fact that he is not the only professional footballer to embarrass himself from 12 yards. Here are five of the worst penalties ever taken.

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