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Watch footballer scoring epic ‘swallow dive’ penalty for Maldives

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When the third-fourth place play-off between Maldives and Afghanistan in the AFC Challenge Cup went to a penalty shootout on Thursday, Maldives striker Assad 'Adey' Ali showed the world one of the strangest penalty kicks ever.


Deceiving Afghan goalkeeper Mansur Faqiryar, performed a swallow dive on his approach, before jumping to his feet and slotting the penalty past the confused goalkeeper.


Despite some confusion, the goal was allowed to stand and Maldives went on to win the shootout 8-7.


While some are reporting the penalty dive as intentional, others are saying he simply tripped by mistake. Watch ad judge for yourself.