18-Yard Bicycle Rip In Egypt Has Shades Of Zlatan

Here’s some action from today in the Egyptian Premier League. Al-Ittihad Alexandria and ENPPI Club played to a 1-1 draw, but the lasting memory will definitely be 26-year-old Egyptian midfielder Khaled El Ghandour’s bicycle kick from 18 yards out for Alexandria. 

It would’ve been the game-winner had a 90th minute equalizer from ENPPI’s Mahmoud Kaoud not stolen El Ghandour’s thunder. Still, what an outrageous strike from the midfielder.

10 Rising Stars Of The 2018 FIFA World Cup, Ranked

No event defines an athlete’s career quite like the World Cup. It’s why people still look at Lionel Messi like he’s got something to prove (he doesn’t) and why the name Chris Wondolowski still brings a tear to the eye of many Americans. The 2014 World Cup made Mario Gotze an international icon, turned James Rodriguez into the hero of Colombians everywhere and earned DeAndre Yedlin a Spurs contract. 

It's Knuckleball Time!

Here’s a fine example of the commentator’s curse (not that Kaizer Chiefs and South Africa No. 1 Itumeleng Khune could do much about it). With the broadcasters waxing lyrical about Khune’s distribution from goalkeeper, Polokwane City’s Walter Musona stepped up and drilled a sensational free kick into the top corner.