UAE winger scores crazy penalty [VIDEO]
United Arab Emirates winger Awana Diab has become an internet sensation for scoring a smart ass backheeled free kick for his country in the 7-2 trashing of Lebanon.
It was only a friendly, and UAE was already leading 6-2 when Awana put the ball in the back of the net. However, coach Srecko Katanec did not appreciate his tactics and immediately hauled the player off the field. According to a report from The Guardian, Awana could face possible sanctions for being disrespectful.
“This should have not happened,” Esmaeel Rashed, the UAE manager, said. “I think what happened is disrespectful. We cannot accept anyone in our team who does not respect the opponent.”
Sunday’s match was in preparation for UAE’s 2014 FIFA World Cup – Asian Round 2 home-and-away tie against India.