Joseph Yobo (in)famously scored an own goal against his own Super Eagles goalkeeper in the second round game against France at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and the record stood for four years until the next competition in Russia 2018.
Morocco’s Aziz Bouhaddouz’s scored a 95th-minute own goal in his side’s 1-0 loss to Iran to become only the second player in World Cup history to score an own goal second-half stoppage time.
Yobo, now on the coaching staff of his country, was the first to claim the unwanted World Cup record when he put the ball past Vincent Enyeama in Nigeria’s 2-0 loss to France four years earlier.
However, Bouhaddouz also became the third player to score an own goal as a substitute in a World Cup finals game. Laszlo Dajka of Hungary was the first to do so against the Soviet Union in 1986 followed by Petit of Portugal against Germany in 2006.
The game between Morocco and Iran witnessed a World Cup first though when Morocco’s Nordin Amrabat became the first player to be substituted by a brother – Sofyan Amrabat – in a World Cup finals game.
Video courtesy Ifeanyi Hurrikane Andrew Ibeh