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Karius in disguise? Concussed? - Muslera mercilessly trolled following World Cup howler

6 Jul, 2018 15:52
Karius in disguise? Concussed? - Muslera mercilessly trolled following World Cup howler
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Uruguay goalkeeper Fernando Muslera has been mercilessly trolled following his embarrassing gaffe in his team's World Cup quarterfinal match versus France at Nizhny Novgorod Stadium that gifted an Antoine Griezmann goal.

With the score at 1-0 thanks to a first-half Raphael Varane header, the man with the assist for that opener, Antoine Griezmann, hit a half-hearted shot on goal. 

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As though already consigned to his shot having no chance of resulting in a goal, Griezmann almost turned his back. Astonishingly, the goalkeeper then palmed the ball over himself into his own net to double the French lead.

Although the ball seemed to swerve a little in the air before reachign the Uruguay number 1, Twitter users were keen to compare Muslera to Liverpool keeper Loris Karius, whose howlers gifted Real Madrid a 3-1 win in the Champions League final in May. The club then released information that Karius had received a concussion during the match.

Spain stopper David De Gea also took a repeat of the trolling that he suffered after his own embarrassing gaffes during his team's 3-3 draw with Portugal in the group stage. 

Following Muslera's mistake, the score stayed at 2-0 with France advancing to the semi-finals for the first time since 2006 to set up a date with either Brazil or Belgium.