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UAE midfielder dies in car crash, September 26th, 2011 5:49PM



Theyab Awana, a 21-year-old midfielder considered one of the United Arab Emirates emerging talents, died after being involved in an accident when travelling back from training in Al Ain to Abu Dhabi.

Theyab Awana became famous worldwide thanks to scoring a back-heel penalty kick, in a 7-2 win over Lebanon in July, that became a YouTube hit with more than 1 million hits. He was shown a yellow card at the time and immediately substituted by coach Srecko Katanec.

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