World Cup Qualifying: Fahad Al-Muwallad Scores RVP-esque Volley As Saudi Arabia See Off UAE (Video)

Alan Duffy

11th, October 2016


Saudi Arabia went top of the Asian World Cup qualifying Group D on Tuesday, leapfrogging Australia after a 3-0 home win against United Arab Emirates.

The game at Jeddah’s King Abdullah Sports City was lit up by Fahad Al-Muwallad’s stunning volley, which is surely a contender for goal of the season.

The cracking goal came on 73 minutes with the game still scoreless.

Found in the UAE box by a magnificent long pass, Al-Muwallad buried the perfect volley in the far corner of the goal to the send the home fans (and players) wild…

There’s nothing more satisfying than a perfectly connected first-time volley. What a cracker!

The Saudis would ultimately go on to win the game 3-0 and take pole position in Group D, with 10 points from their first four games.

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  1. Jarren says:

    Looks ok from that angle, but still I think van Persie’s shows more skill.

    Power is one thing, but placement is what sets them apart.

    This was a blast. Van Persie showed power AND precision.

  2. Essa says:

    In my opinion it’s worth Puskas Award, good concentration, and running with good control of the ball fall was a great and harmonious

  3. Dr D says:

    This is the best goal of the year 2016 worldwide according to many football (soccer) experts. I think it will hold this position for many years to come.

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