10 Footballers who have Missed Penalties for France in World Cup games

Penalty shootouts and missed penalties are dramatic moments in football (soccer) that leave an indelible mark on a player’s career and the collective memory of fans. Here’s a list of French footballers who have missed penalties in World Cup games, either during regular time, extra time, or in penalty shootouts:

  1. Michel Platini (1986): The legendary French midfielder missed a penalty in the shootout against Brazil in the quarter-finals. However, France still won the shootout.
  2. Manuel Amoros (1986): In the same shootout against Brazil, Amoros also missed his spot-kick, but as mentioned, France advanced.
  3. Eric Di Meco (1994): In a group stage match against Bulgaria, which France needed to win to qualify for the next round, Di Meco missed a crucial penalty. France was eventually eliminated from the group stage.
  4. David Trezeguet (2006): During the World Cup final against Italy, Trezeguet’s missed penalty hit the crossbar in the shootout, and Italy went on to win the World Cup.
  5. Thierry Henry (2006): In the same shootout against Italy, there’s a misconception that Thierry Henry missed his penalty. In reality, he scored. The missed penalties for France in that shootout were from Trezeguet and Sylvain Wiltord.
  6. Sylvain Wiltord (2006): As mentioned above, he missed in the shootout against Italy in the final.
  7. Kylian Mbappé (2021): In the 2020 UEFA European Championship, which was played in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic (though not a World Cup), Mbappé missed the decisive penalty in the shootout against Switzerland in the Round of 16, leading to France’s elimination.






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