Shocker: Josip Drmic had a glorious chance to knock Argentina out of the World Cup. Photo: Getty Images
It's drilled into young footballers from an early age that when you get one on one with the keeper, you make the most of your opportunity. But for Josip Drmic, there's a fair chance he skipped training that day after his latest flop in front of goal.
Switzerland were tied 0-0 against Argentina and in desperate of some attacking flair to get them the match-winner. Drmic received a beautiful through-ball from Xherdan Shaqiri which gave him ample space in front of goal.
With the pressure of an entire nation on his shoulders, Drmic scampered through into open space to get one-on-one with Argentinian goalkeeper Sergio Romero who came slightly off his line in a bid to distract the Bayer Leverkusen striker.
What followed was a half chip, half prod in the goalkeeper's direction about as tame as a failed tennis lob to a player standing at the net awaiting a return smash.
Romero was stunned at the innocuous shot on goal in the do-or-die match for both teams, and would have thought Drmic, who was once heavily linked with a move to Arsenal, should have had a better dig at the goal rather than chip and hope.
Commentators viewed it as nothing but a pass back of sorts and questioned why Drmic didn't take a powerful shot on goal or weave his way around Romero in search of the game's opener.
When Drmic realised his powderpuff chip wasn't going to cut the mustard, he fell on the ground to make out like he had tripped himself or the shot was harder than it was. The jury is out Josip - you've fluffed an absolute shocker on the biggest footballing stage.
It was the equivalent of a sitter at second slip, a knock on during a try-celebration, a pair of double faults to end a match, Ian Thorpe's false-start at Olympic trials.
As with all interesting moments at this year's World Cup, it didn't take long for Twitter users to point the finger and laugh at Drmic for his almost non-effort in front of goals.
That drive and "attempt" at a score by Switzerland's Josip Drmic was pathetic. Hard to overcome wasted opportunities such as that.— Michael J. Fenner (@fenner6_wfse889) July 1, 2014
Every Swiss person thinking of Drmic's miss pic.twitter.com/ro3H6Mos7e— Laurence O'Reilly (@laurenceOR97) July 1, 2014
Drmic needs to be subbed all the way back to the airport.— Iain Macintosh (@iainmacintosh) July 1, 2014
Gotta hold B down a little longer, Drmic— netw3rk (@netw3rk) July 1, 2014