René Higuita’s legendary scorpion kick lives on

Today marks the 26-year anniversary of René Higuita’s legendary scorpion kick.

It’s September 1995, and England and Colombia play out a goalless draw at the old Wembley as Terry Venables’ side prepare to host the following summer’s European Championship.

It was the type of friendly stalemate that would usually have barely made a dent in the history books – but, out of nowhere, it produced a moment that has gone down in soccer folklore.

We’ve all seen it: England’s Jamie Redknapp sends a looping ball towards goal, it’s a routine catch for René Higuita… and the maverick keeper launches his feet into the air to clear with an unforgettable manoeuvre, although the flag had already gone up for offside.

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