Everyone kicks an “own goal” sometimes.

AP BRAZIL SOCCER WCUP BRAZIL CROATIA S SOC WSOC WCUP BRAAs far as public humiliation goes, Brazilian footballer, Marcelo kicking the first goal of the first game of the 2014 Brazil World Cup – straight into his own team’s net – would have to be hard to trump.
When the stakes are high and, thanks to technology, instantly visible worldwide, things can and do go wrong. But it’s what you do next that determines whether you take a hit, or take it in your stride.
Whether it’s on the sports field, midway through a TV interview or in front of a million followers on Twitter, recovering and staying focussed on the big picture is the only way out.
As Winston Churchill so famously said, “If you’re going through hell, keep going”. Which Brazil did, beating Croatia 3 – 1.

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