What I have noticed from watching NFL and college football, is often times '44-yard' kicks will be missed, directly off the goalpost. I honestly think this is a tribute each time, with these men showing just how good they are.
Field Goal = 6+9+5+3+4+7+6+1+3 = 44
I bring this up because people are ranting about France's close goals off the 'goalpost'. As a kid, my best sport was baseball and I could hit the ball anywhere I wanted in batting practice. If you told me to hit it off first base, I would, if you told me to hit off third base, I would, if you told me to take the pitcher's shins out, I would. I was a kid.
Can grown men who play soccer for a living kick the ball off the goalpost on command? I don't see why not. There's a reason these guys are getting paid millions of dollars.
Goalpost = 7+6+1+3+7+6+1+2 = 33/42