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Brazilian Futsal Player Misses Penalty Under Threat Of Gun Wielding Fan

Brazilian Futsal Player Misses Penalty Under Threat Of Gun Wielding Fan

If you've ever felt under pressure to succeed it's unlikely you've been under the same pressure as one Brazilian futsal player who had to contend with an opposing fan shaking a gun in front of him.

Penalties usually favour the taker over the goalkeeper but in one futsal game in Brazil it seems the man taking the spot kick was definitely under the most pressure.

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If it wasn't bad enough having a lot of fans barely allowing the kick to be taken and an opponent shoulder baring him the ultimate distraction was one opposing fan weilding a gun and making sure it got the takers attention.

It's no wonder the striker misses and the reaction of the crowd suggests they're very happy it did, lord knows what might have happened if he had put it away.

Before last summer it might have been a really good method for Gareth Southgate to make England players better at taking penalties, threat of being shot.

Of course in the last two summers the Three Lions have actually won two shoot-outs, with Southgate's men victorious in the World Cup against Colombia and against Switzerland in this summer's Nations League third place play-off.

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Brazil had to come through their own penalty shoot-out this summer on the way to winning the Copa America on home soil, making up for their 2014 World Cup shocker in the country.

The Selecao beat Paraguay 4-3 on 'pens' in the quarter finals, despite Roberto Firmino's miss, before beating Argentina 2-0 in the semi-final and Peru 3-1 in the final, winning their sixth Copa America.

Even Pickford got in on the act against Switzerland. Image: PA Images
Even Pickford got in on the act against Switzerland. Image: PA Images

Futsal is a game similar to five-a-side football, played mainly indoors on hard pitches. The game is quick and is often used to help develop ball control and passing skills.

There has been only eight Futsal World Cups in the past and Brazil have won the title on five occasions with only Spain, in 2000 and 2004, and Argentina, in 2014, the most recent championships, stopping them.

Clearly it's taken very seriously in the country.

Topics: Football News, Football fans, Penalty, Fans, Brazil

Ryan Sidle

Ryan is a writer for SPORTbible. He covers all sport from football, formula one, cricket, rugby, tennis, athletics, mma and wrestling. He obviously hates YOUR football team and has no interest in synchronised swimming.

 

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