Netherlands player has shot thwarted by her other foot

The Netherlands had a chance to take an early lead against Japan when Manon Melis slipped past the world champions’ back line, but then her right foot thought “dribble” just before her left foot thought “shoot.” This proved to be a problem.

Melis ended up on the ground as the ball trickled over the endline and Japan went up 1-0 a few minutes later. This was very much out of character for Melis, however. She was voted the top player in Sweden’s Damallsvenskan in 2010 and she has 55 international goals in 125 appearances.

But these things can happen to anyone. Just ask Steven Gerrard…

Or another Netherlands international, Robin van Persie…

One comment

  1. viren says:

    Brooks, don’t you dare/ever talk neg about my all time favorite player, Stevie G. I must say though that his clip made me laugh out loud. 🙁

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