FAIL: Syria Accidentally Kick-Start Japan Rout By Notching Fantastic Own-Goal To Open Scoring (Video)

Chris Wright

30th, March 2016


Japan well and truly trounced Syria on Tuesday evening, sticking five unanswered goals past their opponents on the night to finish top of their World Cup qualifying group.

A late three-goal salvo saw Japan round out the scoring in the last six minutes, but it was their 17th-minute opener that grabbed Pies’ eye.

Indeed, it was Syrian defender Hamdi Al Masri who was the unfortunate fall guy when his ‘keeper came barrelling out to punch a cross clear, only to accidentally thump the ball directly into his centre-half’s face at point-blank range…

Here it is again in GIF form, just in case the video is stripped…


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