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The psychology of missing a penalty

How can football players with near-perfect ball control miss a goal?

6 women on a green field. 3 wear red. 3 wear blue. One woman in blue is at front. Her leg is out stretched towards a white ball.
Caroline Weir of Manchester City misses from the penalty spot during the Barclays FA Women's Super League match between Manchester City Women and Birmingham City Women at Manchester City Football Academy on May 02, 2021 in Manchester, England. Credit: Charlotte Tattersall / Stringer / Getty Images.