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1st penalty shoot-out

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abelisle

Finally we get to the most nerve wracking aspect of the game. Both teams send up 5 players to take penalty shots and the team with more goals wins.

There is so much stress involved that even top players will miss of the goalie gets lucky and guesses orrectly where the shot taker is going to aim his shot.

Japan - Paraguay

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Woody

I'm watching it now. Yes, it IS exciting.

But why is it called a penalty shot when no foul was committed?

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abelisle

Paraguay wins it! 5 - 4

Its called a "penalty shot" because the ball is placed on the spot where penalty kicks are taken

What a tough way to lose!!

Alex

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abelisle

Woody,

It's sad to say, but you might be right. Japan has a strong tradition of not losing face and a Japanese marathoner who lost a medal in the final run into the stadium killed himself.

Good Japanese athletes are under a lot of pressure to do well to boost the country's moral. Those who are expected to win a medal but don't are regarded a disappointment and led to believe they have let down the entire nation. Off course other nations put similar pressure on their athletes but in Japan it seems particularly intense. A marathon runner who won a bronze medal in the marathon at Tokyo in 1964 later committed suicide because he blew a chance to win a silver medal.

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abelisle

January 9, 1968 in History

Kokichi Tsuburaya, Japanese marathoner (Olympic-bronze-1964), commits suicide

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karl

January 9, 1968 in History

Kokichi Tsuburaya, Japanese marathoner (Olympic-bronze-1964), commits suicide

He competed for Japan in the 1964 Summer Olympics held in Tokyo, Japan, where he won the bronze medal, and was overtaken within the final 100 meters by Basil Heatley of the UK.

After the Tokyo Olympics, Kokichi suffered from lumbago. He committed suicide by cutting his external carotid artery. He wrote in his suicide note, "I am too tired to run any more".

He was four months shy of his 28th birthday.

Tragic.

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Woody

Originally Posted By: abelisle
January 9, 1968 in History

Kokichi Tsuburaya, Japanese marathoner (Olympic-bronze-1964), commits suicide

He competed for Japan in the 1964 Summer Olympics held in Tokyo, Japan, where he won the bronze medal, and was overtaken within the final 100 meters by Basil Heatley of the UK.

After the Tokyo Olympics, Kokichi suffered from lumbago. He committed suicide by cutting his external carotid artery. He wrote in his suicide note, "I am too tired to run any more".

He was four months shy of his 28th birthday.

Tragic.

Well ... let's pray that Komano doesn't do that. :(

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Gail

Any World Cup players getting themselves shot up by fans lately? I remember that happened a couple of times.

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