Australian young gun Alou Kuol has put his name well and truly up in lights after scoring one of the most impressive goals in the country’s footballing history.
Representing Australia at the AFC Under-23 Asian Cup in Uzbekistan, Kuol’s incredible goal helped his side secure a 1-1 draw against Iraq.
The 20-year-old’s incredible finish came in stoppage time of the first half. He was stationed in the box ready to accept a cross from Josh Rawlins, but as the cross looked to have floated over his head, Kuol contorted his body to strike the ball with a scorpion kick backheel.
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“I was running forward and saw the ball go behind me, and I just thought, ‘Yeah, let’s do it’,” Kuol said, per the Socceroos website.
“I couldn’t do anything else so I just hit it and it came off.
“Out of 10? I’d give it a five. That’s normal. Just give me the same ball and I’ll do it again!
“I’m lying, that was nice.”
However, despite his incredible effort, Kuol was left disappointed at the result overall.
“Happy to get a point but it’s a disappointing result, 100 per cent,” Kuol said.
“We were up and we had to get on with it, but in the end Iraq were lucky to get away with a point.”
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