Watch this video of Indonesia’s resounding 10-3 win over Scotland at the Homeless World Cup, in which the victors’ line-up included Eman Sulaeman, a goalkeeper born without feet.
A remarkably quick mover nonetheless, Sulaeman previously caught the eye with some impressive saves during his side’s 6-2 quarter-final defeat to Mexico:
His side fared better in the 7th/8th place playoff against hosts Scotland – the tournament is taking place in Glasgow – and his manager Rijki Kurniawan had this to say about him:
He has already inspired me. He’s a really good person – not just a good player – he’s really confident.
The first time I met him I didn’t believe he could play football but he’s great. I hope he can inspire people at the tournament and back home in Indonesia – showing that despite limitations like that you can still do anything.
It’s good for him, for our team and for inspiring other players as well.
Mexico may have been crowned as winners of both the men’s and women’s competitions, but in terms of an inspirational tale you’d be hard pressed to beat Indonesia’s Eman Sulaeman, the goalkeeper born without feet.
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