Daniel Sturridge Blows Penalty Kick, Giving South Korea Victory Over Great Britain in London Olympics Quarterfinal

Daniel Sturridge Blows Penalty Kick, Giving South Korea Victory Over Great Britain in London Olympics QuarterfinalIt's not so much that Great Britain lost its soccer quarterfinal at the Summer Olympics. It's more how the host country did it.

The Brits played South Korea all the way to a penalty shootout and even nailed four of their tries, with Aaron Ramsey, Tom Cleverley, Craig Dawson and Ryan Giggs hitting their shots to try to send Great Britain to the semifinal against Brazil.

But when it was Daniel Sturridge's turn, South Korea substitute goalie Bumyoung Lee came up the victor. Lee's save left Great Britain just short of playing for Olympic soccer glory, and Sturridge becomes the certain scapegoat for a nation that was so close to advancing. If Great Britain had won, it would have had a chance to advance to the final or at least play for the bronze medal.

Sturridge wouldn't be consoled after his miss, The Guardian reports, in what is the latest in a long line of the British coming up short in such big moments.

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