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Batshuayi hits himself in the face with his own kick

Batshuayi hits himself in the face with his own kick

Michy Batshuayi might be a handy footballer, but he will be forever remembered by millions of people for his epic self falcon at the Fifa World Cup.

After Adnan Januzaj scored to put Belgium up 1-0 on England in their Group G matchup, Batshuayi wanted to celebrate.

The image of the youngster blasting the ball off the post and back onto his face is now likely to haunt him for some time.

"But that was the joy ... that showed the passion the Belgian team has got here".

If that was a consideration then Gareth Southgate's England side can take some consolation from the defeat given that it offers a potential quarter-final against Sweden or Switzerland rather than Brazil or Mexico, who could await Belgium.

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After his "celebration", Batshuayi knew that his social media mentions would be going insane and there would be lots of pictures of the incident.

"Why am I so stupid bro", he wrote on Twitter, along with a long line of emojis and some expletives.

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The gaff came a week after Iran winger Milad Mohammadi was left red-faced when he attempted a flip throw-in as his team chased a late equaliser against Spain.

Belgium's Michy Batshuayi lies on the ground after a clash with England's Gary Cahill.


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