This Jordanian free-kick routine contains some of the worst Fake Free-Kick Routine acting I have ever seen pic.twitter.com/hV6xZtiZ3W
— Adam Hurrey (@FootballCliches) January 10, 2019
Jordan’s carefully choreographed free-kick routine in an Asian Cup game against Syria ended up with a shot being blazed over the bar after some dubious acting from the players.
Jordan beat Syria 2-0 on Thursday in their second game in Group B of the 2019 tournament currently being held in United Arab Emirates.
The obviously planned set-piece involved one player feigning to shoot before another exhibits a delayed reaction when pretending to be afraid of being hit.
🇸🇾 Following their 2-0 defeat to Jordan, Syria have announced the sacking of head coach Bernd Stange.
— Mouhamad Rachini | محمد الرشعيني (@ThatArabKeeper) January 10, 2019
The ball is eventually passed to the side but, to the entire team’s horror, the eventual shot goes far high and wide of the goal at 16,000-seater Khalifa bin Zayed Stadium in Al Ain.
Jordan secured their place in the next round of the competition after winning their first two games, while Syria moved to sack their manager after gaining just one point from a possible six.