In soccer in general, and the World Cup specifically, scoring goals is a rarity and each one should be treasured. Because scoring is infrequent, the last thing you want to do is help out an opponent by scoring on yourself. There is World Cup precedent for this issue: Andres Escobar of Colombia did it on his own team at the 1994 World Cup and was killed less than two weeks later. Let’s hope the same fate does not await Simon Poulsen who headed the ball off teammate Daniel Agger and into Denmark’s net, giving The Netherlands a 2-0 lead. Here’s the video of Denmark scoring on its own goal:
I would like to say that Denmark will bounce back the way the Sharks did against the Avalanche despite Dan Boyle’s untimely goal, but that would not reflect my feelings. The Danish team is screwed. Unfortunately this is just the latest incident in a mounting line of blunders at the 2010 World Cup.
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