\" Mario Mandzukic of Croatia scores an own goal during the final game of the 2018 World Cup. AdvertisementA Rash of Self-inflicted MiseryThe own goal is uncommon, but it's not an outright rarity, especially in the 2018 World Cup. \"So right now, at the World Cup, yeah, it's a little bit higher. This is the ultimate for any player in the world, to represent their country at a World Cup. AdvertisementA Nightmare for MoroccoThat was probably never more evident than in a World Cup showdown on June 15 between Morocco and Iran.