Italians and Juventus 36 year old defender Giorgio Chiellini claims he put a curse on 19 year old Arsenal and England attacker Bukayo Saka before he missed the all important penalty. England lost another penalty shoot-out in a major tournament this time to the Italians and Chiellini was simply superb all tournament for the Azzurri side.
See below thanks to CaughtOffside as Chiellini posts a video confirming he used a special curse word “Kiricocho” just as Saka took his spot-kick, which was saved by Gianluigi Donnarumma…
— ESPN Argentina (@ESPNArgentina) July 12, 2021
This word is sometimes used to put a curse on opponents, and Goal have explained the origin of the word.
Apparently, this was the name of a fan of Argentinian club Estudiantes, who would even attend training sessions, whose presence always seemed to lead to players of the club getting injured.