England's Robert Green can sympathize with Igor Akinfeev. In a Group H match against South Korea, the Russian goalie made an enormous blunder to allow the only South Korean goal of the match in a draw at Cuiaba, 1-1.
In the 68th minute, South Korea's Keun-Ho Lee delivered a long-range right-footed shot from beyond the box. The shot went straight to Akinfeev, who let ball go through his hands, off his head, and then into the net.
The 28-year-old has been a generally reliable goalkeeper for club and country. Akinfeev has spent his entire career with CSKA Moscow, and has 69 caps with Russia.
When the match ended, many of Akinfeev's teammates were seen consoling him.
The shot was reminiscent of the U.S.-England blunder by Green in the opening game for both nations. American attacking midfielder Clint Dempsey shot from distance, and a very manageable shot went through the hands of Green and into the net. Both the U.S.-England and Russia-South Korea ended 1-1.
The mistake comes on the same day that Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa made severable notable saves for Mexico against Brazil in a scoreless draw.
Here is the goal video that Akinfeev would certainly perfer to forget: