Thursday 18 December 2014

Vine: Portugal's astounding goal against Ireland ruled out for offside

Published 11/06/2014 | 11:48

Portugal's Nani, right, watches the ball go past Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Eduardo and into the net but the goal was disallowed during the second half of an international friendly soccer match Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. Portugal won 5-1. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
Portugal's Nani, right, watches the ball go past Republic of Ireland goalkeeper David Forde and into the net but the goal was disallowed for offside

At Manchester United, Luis Nani has had more false dawns than a summer holiday in Iceland. For his country, however, he rarely disappoints. In a 5-1 win over Ireland the highlight was undoubtedly this remarkable team goal.

Unfortunately the irritating officials, sticklers that they are, ruled it out for offside. A backheel this good in a friendly should just be allowed for the sake of humanity.

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