Loris Karius suffered professional tragedy on Saturday night in Kiev as the Liverpool goalkeeper committed two disastrous mistakes in the biggest game of his career.
But Karius is far from the first to mess up with millions watching, here Sportsmail examine some of the worst high-profile goalkeeping errors ever.
Brazil 2-1 England – World Cup 2002 quarter-final
David Seaman was a brilliant goalkeeper for both Arsenal and England but he had huge, huge flaw in his game. He couldn’t deal with long-range lob. England had taken the lead through Michael Owen
Brazil won a free-kick around 35 yards out from goal towards the right-hand side and Ronaldinho stepped up to deliver a cross into the box.
But instead the Brazilian’s side-footed effort swung high and over Seaman, who was slightly off his line, before nestling into the top corner.
Cameroon 2-1 Colombia – World Cup 1990 last 16
Rene Higuita wasn’t exactly a conventional player. Higuita took risks in all facets of his game. As a goalkeeper, they would often result in a goal. Higuita joined his fellow Colombia midfielders near the half-way line in extra time of their second-round match against Cameroon.
Just as the Colombian commentator was describing him as an ‘exceptional sweeper’, Higuita received a slightly awkward pass from a team-mate, attempted to dribble clear and was robbed by Roger Milla who raced up field to score the decisive goal.
Birmingham 3-0 Aston Villa – Premier League 2002
It might not have been at a World Cup final but for fans inside St Andrew’s on September 16 2002, Peter Enckelman’s error was just as momentous.
Playing for Aston Villa in the Second City derby away at Birmingham, Enckelman somehow conspired to mis-control Olof Mellberg’s tame throw-in and allowed the ball to trickle painfully into his own net.
Wolfsburg 3-2 Portsmouth – UEFA Cup group stage 2008
Significant because it was Portsmouth’s one and only foray into European football, David James’ awful mistake against Wolfsburg ended Pompey’s UEFA Cup hopes in calamitous fashion.
Portsmouth were enjoying a memorable campaign, but needed a win to give themselves any chance of qualifying for the knockout stages.
With 16 minutes remaining and the match finely poised at 2-2, Sylvain Distin played a textbook pass back towards his goalkeeper, who was England’s No 1 at the time.
James waited for the ball to come but then played a casual side-footed pass directly into the path of Zvjezdan Misimovic who could scarcely believe his luck and tapped home for what proved to be the winning goal.
England 1-1 USA – World Cup 2010 group stage
USA striker Clint Dempsey twisted and turned to create an opening on the edge of the area but could only muster a weak shot and Green set himself for what looked set to be a comfortable save.
But somehow Green failed to gather and the ball bounced off his arms and trickled agonisingly across the line behind him.
Uruguay 2-1 Brazil – World Cup 1950 final
It doesn’t get any bigger than this. Moacir Barbosa’s mistake in the 1950 World Cup final cost Brazil victory on home soil and completely destroyed the best goalkeeper of his generation’s reputation, causing him serious trauma in later life.
With the score at 1-1 and 12 minutes to go, Brazil were on course for their first World Cup success in front of 200,000 supporters at the Maracana.
But disaster struck when Barbosa charged out as he expected a cross from Uruguay’s Alcide Ghiggia only for the winger to spot the gap and stroke home the winner for the underdogs.