Why It’s Almost Impossible to Score a Corner Kick Goal in Soccer / Football | WIRED

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  • Published on:  Friday, June 15, 2018
  • The "gol olimpico" or "Olympic goal" – an unassisted corner kick bent into goal – is one of the rarest in soccer. WIRED's Robbie Gonzalez straps on his shin-guards to explore the shot's perfect mix of soccer science and skill.

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    Why It’s Almost Impossible to Score a Corner Kick Goal in Soccer / Football | WIRED
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  • U MadBro yo

     (Jul 8, 2018)

    It’s nearly impossible because there’s a keeper not because the ball is hard to curve. A 9 year old can curve the ball ....

  • Roll Tide Roll

     (Apr 10, 2019)

    U MadBro yo True though I learned to curve when I was 8

  • Crazy4Hitman

     (Apr 7, 2019)

    I tried it on a big field and it was super easy

  • Connor Lipke

     (Jun 22, 2018)

    Bending the ball into the goal is easy, the issue is you have to get it past the keeper and the men defending on the posts. Any middle school soccer player can bend the ball into the goal, it's not a hard kick.

  • Ryan May

     (6 days ago)

    +phayke I've been playing soccer for about 10 years, it's not easy

  • phayke

     (6 days ago)

    +Ryan May Yes it is

  • Mike Mcciag

     (Jul 3, 2018)

    "It is almost IMPOSSIBLE to score a goal like this." - voice over clip on a video with like 10 different people scoring a goal like that

  • GG

     (Mar 29, 2019)

    +joycelyne addo the point is pretty much everyone in the video could do that lol even a freaking freshman

  • joycelyne addo

     (Mar 6, 2019)

    Mike Mcciag “almost”

  • kippers12isOG

     (Jun 24, 2018)

    This video is a real bummer for this series. It's not almost impossible for any reasons stated by the video, it's almost impossible because defenders and keepers typically aren't stupid. what made this series good was that they picked things that people haven't done yet but are theoretically possible, but this has been done at every level of play plenty of times. Disappointing upload, football/soccer debate aside.

  • cbapiaz

     (Feb 27, 2019)

    Lol What can you expect. Soccer is not really usa forte. And Is actually called football in everywhere else in the world not soccer

  • Cojack

     (Oct 1, 2018)

    It really isn't that hard. When I was playing U-10 I managed to make the ball go straight into the net off a corner kick 3 times in one season.

  • R Age

     (Jun 15, 2018)

    The ONLY reason why it's so difficult to score from a corner kick is because the goal keepers are not idiots OR the defenders are idiots and whiffed on the ball (like Becham's goal). That's why this happens so much in youth football (soccer) and you put people on the front and back goal posts.

  • ThaGreaT FranK

     (Mar 22, 2019)

    Thanks for pointing out the obvious it was really needed!!

  • Gadiflie Gadiflie

     (Oct 1, 2018)

    It isn't "almost impossible", it is actually very easy to do. The only problem is, goalies can easily save it. It is very obvious for keepers.

  • littledav 339

     (Apr 1, 2019)


  • Jake Lewson

     (Jun 16, 2018)

    Your problem in this video is mainly the strength, you're not kicking it hard enough to make a big enough curve.Tbh, a curve ball isn't that hard for any experienced player. What is truly hard about scoring a corner goal is to trick the goal keeper.

  • Lukakwho?

     (Oct 20, 2018)

    It's ok guys. As long as Karius is the keeper, you don't have to trick him. Just make sure the ball goes straight to him and it'll slip off his hands into the goal.

  • Goodboi 1999

     (Aug 6, 2018)

    Yes exactly! The technique is important but mostly it depends on the amount of strength in order to increase the speed of the ball

  • Swift Tsunami

     (Jun 22, 2018)

    6:20 since when did footballers knuckle ball when taking penalties, the ball doesn’t have enough time on the air to move that much

  • Joe Fischer

     (Apr 8, 2019)


  • weskergeorge97

     (Apr 4, 2019)

    Some footballers do knuckeball on penalties. I think Rashford does, and a couple of other people.

  • Tipperary

     (Jun 26, 2018)

    He's actually wearing shin guards/pads. Jesus Christ.

  • P T

     (Dec 13, 2018)

    You never if someone's gonna come in for the tackle

  • Monk Killedababy

     (Nov 10, 2018)

    That’s not the point. It’s that this whole video is off

  • Mila Mbangeleli

     (Jan 5, 2019)

    Roberto Carlos be like Hold by beer

  • InvocareIgnis1

     (15 hours ago)

    i miss him, good that there is so much footage of him on YT