Thiyab Awana takes a penalty


United Arab Emirates winger Thiyab Awana has become an internet hit for scoring an audacious backheeled penalty for his country in a 7-2 victory over Lebanon.

But despite the convincing scoreline and the excitement around the goal, Awana has drawn criticism for the 'disrespectful' goal - including from his own coach.

The hosts were already leading 6-2 when Awana tucked away the spot-kick, but coach Srecko Katanec, who had only brought Awana on three minutes before, substituted him immediately afterwards.

"This penalty, I didn't like it. We must respect players from other teams. In future you don't know what football will give you back," Katanec said after the game.

"He's a young guy and he knew he made a mistake immediately. I just want him to show respect, not just on the field but off it as well."

A Lebanese team official saw red after a furious reaction to the penalty, but Lebanon coach Emile Rustom tried to defuse the incident afterwards.

"I didn't feel it was an insult and this is my attitude," Rustom said.

"This is a personal decision the player made and it has nothing to do with the way the UAE plays its football."

Watch the extraordinary goal here:



 

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Beer contains female hormones!




Yes, that's right, FEMALE hormones!

Last month, Montreal University and scientists released the results of a recent analysis that revealed the presence of female hormones in beer. Men should take a concerned look at their beer consumption.

The theory is that beer contains female hormones (hops contain Phytoestrogens) and that by drinking enough beer, men turn into women.

To test the theory, 100 men each drank 8 schooners of beer within a one (1) hour period.

It was then observed that 100% of the test subjects, yes, 100% of all these men:

1) Argued over nothing.

2) Refused to apologize when obviously wrong.

3) Gained weight.

4) Talked excessively without making sense.

5) Became overly emotional

6) Couldn't drive.

7) Failed to think rationally, and

8) Had to sit down while urinating.

No further testing was considered necessary!

 

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International Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island, New York

Eaters compete in the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island, New York, July 4, 2011.


Joey Chestnut holds the Mustard Belt after winning the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island, New York, July 4, 2011.

Joey Chestnut competes in the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island, New York, July 4, 2011. Sonya Thomas won the title in the women's division with eating 40 hot dogs in ten minutes. Joey Chestnut won the men's champion for the fifth year with 62 hot dogs.

 

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