It has been hailed as the worst miss of all time and to be honest I can’t think of anything that even comes close to matching it for sheer comedy. Every footballer wants to become world famous, but for the right reasons!
Just look at the interest to Matty Burrow’s wonder goal earlier this year. The Glentoran striker has become an internet sensation with his back-heeled volley getting around four million hits on YouTube alone.
Well, for every good luck story there is an equally funny one. And believe you me, Fahad Khalfan’s rise to fame is wreathed in bad luck.
The 18-year-old Qatari striker is being credited with making the worst miss in football history, yes it is that bad.
Afterall, eight million hits on YouTube can’t be wrong can it?
The Al-Rayyan striker with four goals in six club games was playing for his country against Uzbekistan in the 16th Asian Games when he committed the error that will be added to blooper reels for the next 50 years, or more!
“To have one of our players make his full debut for Qatar is a major boost for all of the staff at ASPIRE. Fahad improved enormously last year under the guidance of our coaches,” said Aspire’s Director of Sport Wayde Clews.
Good luck with the bid for 2022.
If only the walls had ears when poor old Fahad missed the target from three yards.
Racing onto a poor back pass to Timur Juraev, who inexplicably jumped over the ball, Khalfan was left with an open goal to score in. It doesn’t take a genius to work out that young Fahad is extremely fast and extremely left footed.
So much so that even though the entire goal is open, even though there is no one near him, and even though the ball is set up for his right foot, he swings his left peg across his body to miss-kick the ball against the post!
It is about as bad a miss as you are ever likely to see, but it is worth seeing.
To add insult to injury, Uzbekistan then went on to win the match 1-0.