U20 World Cup: Italy pushes Poland out of tournament

Andrea Pinamonti’s penalty kick led to Poland crashing out of the round of 16 match against Italy on Sunday.

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Hosts Poland faced defeat right at the first half of the game when the goal was scored.

Likening Pinamonti to Czech football legend Antonín Panenka, FIFA tweeted the video when the ball swirled into the goalpost.



In association football, the Panenka is a technique used in penalty kick-taking in which the taker, instead of kicking the ball to the left or right of the goalkeeper, gives a subtle touch underneath the ball, causing it to rise and fall within the centre of the goal, deceiving the goalkeeper.

It was first used by Mr Panenka, who presented this technique to the world in the 1976 UEFA European Championship final, when he beat German goalkeeper Sepp Maier to claim the title for the then Czechoslovakian national team.

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