September 27th, 2011

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Nina Dobrev
  • arooj

UAE footballer Theyab Awana dies following car accident.

• Awana became internet sensation for back-heeled penalty
• 21-year-old killed travelling back from training

Theyab Awana

The United Arab Emirates winger Theyab Awana, who became an internet sensation when he scored a back-heeled penalty in the summer, has died following a car accident.

The country's football federation confirmed that the 21-year-old, who also played for the UAE club Bani Yas, was killed while travelling back from training in Al Ain to Abu Dhabi.

"I feel the loss of one of my family," the UAE's football president Mohammed Khalfan al-Rumaithi said. "I felt bitter tragedy. May the almighty bless him and may he rest in eternal peace."

Awana was considered a rising star in the UAE team, but his biggest claim to fame was the back-heeled penalty he scored in a 6-2 win over Lebanon in July, for which he was reprimanded by the then coach Srecko Katanec.

The Asian Football Confederation expressed its sympathy in a statement: "On behalf of AFC and the Asian football family, I would like to offer my sincere condolences to the UAE football community, family and friends of Awana," the acting president Zhang Jilong said. "His demise at such a young age is a great loss to Asian and UAE football in particular."

The roads in the United Arab Emirates are among the region's most dangerous. A goalkeeper for the Under-23 side was badly injured in a car crash last year.


I remember when the penalty video first came onto youtube and finding it highly amusing particularly because the referee and his manager were so annoyed about his technique. Rest in Peace.
aajt pk
  • guingel

Hat trick-scoring, MVP-winning Spanish #9 talks women's football in Spain. And the US. And Russia.

So everyone should , because Vero was an absolute goddess for the Philadelphia Independence in the WPS this season, and no one knows her cos friggin Spain doesn't support their women's team at all so they never qualify for the major international competitions.

She's one of the absolute best players out there, and has an incredibly great attitude, and adorable bromances with her Philly teammates, who call her the Little Prince cos she was reading it as English practice. Plus she's always really articulate about women's football and has said she'd rather play in front of smaller crowds than try to attract fans by wearing tighter shirts and is just all around awesome.

Verónica Boquete: "We still don't have the recognition or respect we deserve"

She is one of the best Spanish players of today. Veronica expresses to VAVEL her feelings about women's football in our country.

It is nearly impossible to find pics of Vero in Spain gear - PROBABLY COS THEY DIDN'T PLAY FOR AN ENTIRE YEAR. And I had to crop random dudes walking across the background of this one. Yeeeeeeeesh RFEF, get your shit together. We've got pics of Bojan frolicking on the beach but I can't find Vero playing freaking soccer?

It is the men who hog the spotlight in large stadiums, covers, television, media and the widespread coverage of football society but the effort of the women is, if anything, even more arduous. The female soccer players must fight not only against their rivals in the field, but also against the endless obstacles and difficulties in their path, and the lack of recognition and attention in the difficult fight for the conquest of their dreams.

Verónica Boquete knows perfectly this situation. At 24 years, she is one of our best players. Winner of 2 Copas de la Reina, MVP of the WPS in the U.S. and European Champion with the Under-19 selection in 2004 (at the age of 16). A background all done quietly but that seems to be even enough to get a reaction in Spain and to begin give our players the place they deserve that in no way should be relegated to a secondary position.

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Here is video about how much more epic she is than Cron and Messi (and how much more amazing and sexy her voice is):

And now you're all ready to cheer for her in Energiya's Women's Champions League match against Bristol on Thursday! :D