Portugal star guilty of horror miss

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There have been some horrendous sitters over the years but this effort by Hugo Almeida has to be up there with the best of them.

The Portugal international missed what looked like an easy chance against Luxembourg by blasting his shot against the woodwork from six yards.

Luckily for Besiktas striker Almeida, his side were already 3-0 up and had already guaranteed themselves a place in the World Cup play-offs - as Fabio Capello's Russia had topped Group F of the World Cup qualifying group and third-placed Israel were unable to overtake Portugal.

Portugal boss Paulo Bento will be hoping Almeida will be in better form in November, when his side will have to win a two-legged tie if they want to take part in next year's World Cup in Brazil.

Watch the close-range miss - which was brought to our attention by our friends at - above.

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