René Higuita error against Cameroon in the World Cup Italia '90

René Higuita error against Cameroon in the World Cup Italia '90
Higuita was one of the gravest errors of his career against Cameroon in the World Cup in Italy 90 (Photo: René Higuita twitter)

Last update August 29, 2023 by colgadosporelfutbol

René Higuita It was always a very peculiar goalkeeper. Colombian goalkeeper made famous in the 90 for being a janitor who liked out of his goal and playing the ball with his feet acting like an outfield player. But nevertheless, This cost him dearly in the World held in Italy 1990 at the junction knockout pitting Colombia and Cameroon.

Colombia He had achieved the qualifying round after beating 2-0 a Arab Emirates in Bologna and had fallen 1-0 against Yugoslavia at the same venue. The match against Germany was key and Colombians managed a historical tie to one in San Siro. And in that game Higuita He did his bit but emerged victorious by.

Rene Higuita's mistake against Roger Milla

He came round duel at the Stadium San Paolo Naples against Cameroon Roger Milla what, eventually, It would be the great protagonist of the game by achieving scoring two goals with his team achieve victory 2-1. The match ended goalless and went to extra time. Higuita It seemed focused until the minute 106 party, Cameroon to him 1-0 for the African team. That's when crossing wires Colombian keeper came barely 3 minutes later he left his goal, He tried to haggle striker and he stole the ball to the 2-0.

The goal meant the classification of Cameroon so it achieved its best participation in the World Cup by reaching the quarter-finals. Colombia achieved the 2-1 lack of 5 minutes remaining, something that still made more severe failure Higuita many years later, He published on its official twitter account a picture of the party in question with the following sentence “Mistakes are part of football and life, But the important thing is to learn from them without losing the essence of what makes you happy q”.

curiously, four years later, Colombia I was returning to a World Cup, this time in U.S. Again a serious mistake by a Colombian soccer player was left for history. defender Andres Escobar introduced the ball into his own goal against the hosts and his team was eliminated. A few days later he was assassinated, as they tell, for this reason.

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