Biggest flops of the World Cup

Updated: July 1, 2010, 4:32 PM ET
By Luke Cyphers | ESPN The Magazine

JOHANNESBURG -- You could spend hours debating who's been the standout player of the World Cup and still not come to a consensus. But on the flip side, picking the tournament's biggest flops has been, well, easy. Easier than those tap-ins Gonzalo Higuain has been getting, in fact.

Seldom have so many fallen so short of their pre-event hype. If there were a Golden Fall for biggest flop of the tournament (and no, we're not talking about you, Kader Keita), you'd go to penalty kicks to ...

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