Top 10: Goals of South Africa 2010
5. Fabio Quagliarella, Italy vs Slovakia
Logic dictates that from 25 yards, the only way to beat a keeper is through velocity – but Quagliarella instead chooses to use a brilliantly cocky piece of finesse, lofting the Jabulani like a backspinning sand wedge over backtracking Slovakia keeper Jan Mucha. It counted for nought, though, scored in added time with the Azzurri trailing 3-1; the World Cup holders were already on the plane home following three risible group performances.