Germany tried an elaborate set-piece routine as they attempted to score the opening goal against Algeria—but only ended up providing a laugh as Thomas Mueller fell over.
Several players stood over the ball, and a couple of step overs were planned before the ball was launched into the penalty area.
When Mueller's turn came, it all went wrong.
Was it a deliberate stumble to try to distract Algeria for a split second? Or was it just a bit of slapstick?
soccergods) June 30, 2014
Whatever the truth, the move went nowhere, and Algeria cleared to keep the score knotted at 0-0.