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Bale takes dizzy pot at goal to raise poverty awareness.

HE may be one of the best footballers in the world but even Gareth Bale can miss a goal after a few spins.

The Real Madrid star took part in the latest big craze and filmed himself spinning around a football 13 times before attempting to score.

The "dizzy goals" has attracted the likes of Alan Shearer and Gary Lineker and is part of a campaign which aims to raise awareness and end extreme poverty and fight inequality for everyone by 2030.

After making himself dizzy, Cardiff-born Bale could hardly run in a straight line towards the second football which he was supposed to put in the back of the net.

Instead his worst ever attempt at a penalty shot saw the ball roll wide to the right, missing the goal by miles.

Dizzy goal videos can be shared with the hashtag #DizzyGoals and by tagging @THEGLOBALGOALs on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Participants should say to camera they are doing "a dizzy penalty for the global goals" in advance of taking a spin.

If you manage to score you should say "if I can score a dizzy penalty then together we can all score the global goals".

But Bale is heard saying: "I missed my goal so that world leaders don't miss theirs" - the line if you miss your penalty.

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Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Aug 22, 2015
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