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Malaysian Soccer Player’s Incredible Goal Is the Best You’ll See All Year

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You’ll probably be rubbing your eyes in amazement after watching this gravity-defying free kick from Malaysian soccer player Mohd Faiz Subri.

The goal, which took place during a Malaysian Super League encounter between Faiz’s side Penang FA and rivals Pahang FA, resulted from a stinging shot the 28-year-old midfielder unleashed about 40 yd. from the net on the field’s left side. The ball somehow ended up in the top right corner, however, after swerving almost 90 degrees in midair.

The strike has been dubbed an early contender for the Puskás Award, given by soccer’s governing body FIFA to the best goal of the year.

It’s one of those things you have to see to believe, and even then, you might not.

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