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VIDEO: Pavel Pogrebnyak, Lukas Podolski & David Villa star in the Misses of the Week

Stuttgart forward Pavel Pogrebnyak could barely have made a worse contact with Zhirkov's left wing cross despite being all alone and just four yards from the Republic of Ireland goal.

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Stuck in second place, the usually deadly Lukas Podolski drove manager Jogi Loew to smack a ball into the crowd after the Cologne striker rolled a shot just wide of the far post when he had the full goal gaping against Turkey.

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Lastly, and possibly most shockingly of all, was this horror miss by the usual lethal David Villa against Lithuania. With the goal at his mercy few expected the tight angle to give the Spain international marksman too much trouble. Yet incredibly Villa could only strike the post.

David Villa's insanely bad miss can be seen here.

 

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