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Chris Waddle Football looks up to the heavens after missing a penalty in the 1990 World

Chris Waddle Football looks up to the heavens after missing a penalty in the 1990 World


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Chris Waddle Football looks up to the heavens after missing a penalty in the 1990 World

Chris Waddle Football looks up to the heavens after missing a penalty in the 1990 World Cup semi Final in the England v West Germany game in Italy. England dreww the game 1-1 but lost 4-3 on penalties
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Slater Arnold
Daily Mirror
Italy
90 4335

Media ID 21622336

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Penaltyplum Worldcup05 1990 Fifa


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Captured in a single moment of raw emotion, this iconic print showcases the heartbreak and disappointment etched on Chris Waddle's face as he looks up to the heavens. It was during the intense semi-final match between England and West Germany in the 1990 World Cup held in Italy. The tension was palpable as both teams fought tooth and nail, resulting in a 1-1 draw at full time. As fate would have it, penalties became the deciding factor that day. With nerves running high, Waddle stepped up to take his crucial spot-kick but unfortunately missed, leaving him devastated. The image perfectly encapsulates his anguish - a mix of frustration, regret, and perhaps even a plea for divine intervention. The referee stands stoically in the background, signaling the miss with an outstretched arm while wearing an expression that mirrors the collective disappointment felt by English fans worldwide. This photograph serves as a poignant reminder of how close England came to reaching their dream of lifting football's most coveted trophy. Decades later, this snapshot remains an enduring symbol not only of one player's personal agony but also of the unpredictable nature of sport itself. Slater Arnold has expertly captured this pivotal moment from football history through his lens – forever preserving it within Memory Lane Prints.

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