Jun 29, 2013, 12:55 PM EDT
What’s the big deal, right? I mean, Jesus Escoboza did have the correct shoe still attached as he scored against Mali on Friday in the ongoing Under-20 FIFA World Cup in Turkey, right?
Seriously, the young Mexican’s ability to stay in the moment, fight through a Malian defender stepping on his shoe with enough force to knock it completely off, and then scoring was quite a feat.
What’s more, it was a critical goal; Mexico needed every one as goal difference became the separation between advancing into the tournament’s elimination stage and going back to Mexico, the latest black mark on what was about to become a dismal summer for the FMF (Mexico’s governing soccer federation).
Here is Escoboza’s goal (on the best quality video we could turn up):
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