World Cup icons: Roberto Baggio – the miss that haunted a career (1994)

Baggio Brazil USA 94

Less than three weeks after his infamous penalty miss in the USA '94 Final, Roberto Baggio was asked about the incident that should be seen as the defining moment of the competition.

“The murder of the Colombian player was the most upsetting thing during that time,” he said of Andres Escobar's assassination. “An incredible, chilling incident which unfortunately will mark the tournament forever. And all for an own goal... Shocking, to die like that.”

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