Republic of Ireland's Phil Babb scores an own goal past goalkeeper Tim Dittmer in a game against Wales at Star Sixes 2019
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VIDEO: Former Republic of Ireland international Phil Babb scores own goal for Wales at Star Sixes 2019

Goalkeeper Tim Dittmer lets backpass roll under his foot at "legends" competition.



Phil Babb scored an own goal to put Wales ahead against Republic of Ireland at the 2019 Star Sixes tournament taking place in Glasgow this weekend.

The second incarnation of the competition kicked-off at the SSE Hydro on Friday as “the world’s greatest players… reunite” for a series of indoor 6-a-side matches “featuring the legends of the game”.


Coverage has been available on Sky Sports in the UK as they cope with the FA Cup third round being broadcast by competitor BT Sport.

Representing Republic of Ireland is former Liverpool defender Phil Babb, who earned 35 caps for his country.

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With just over 10 minutes remaining against Wales and the scores locked at 2-2, the centre-back calmly rolled a backpass towards Tim Dittmer between the sticks.

However, to Babb’s astonishment, Ireland goalkeeper Dittmer let the ball roll under his foot and into the net.

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Dittmer, Head of Goalkeeping at the Football Association, quickly fished the ball out of the goal and kicked it away.

Thankfully for the pair, the Republic of Ireland players recovered to win the game 4-3.

The tournament continues on Saturday.