Eric Cantona retired from football too early for most people’s liking, such was his supreme skill and, let’s be honest, coolness. However, football’s loss was the acting industry’s game.
But don’t think for one minute that the film making may have diminished some of Eric’s ability to kick a ball – whatever its shape.
Ina rather bizarre turn of events, Cantona found himself as joint referee for a football/rugby match between Marseille and Toulon, when the former Manchester United legend was challenged to a crossbar challenge competition using a rugby ball.
Eric being Eric, he absolutely nailed it flush off the bar.
It takes a great deal of bottle to even take a penalty, let alone attempt a Panenka chip shot. But to do that in the semi-final of an international tournament, and with the first penalty of the shoot out takes some big brass balls. And Antonio Candreva has bigger, brassier balls than me.
The Lazio midfielder was facing Iker Casillas, who had made a series of inspired saves during the match, but Candreva, making only his tenth appearance for his country, strode up and dinked the ball straight down the middle of the goal.
After a penalty like that, Candreva didn’t desrve to have his team mate Leonardo Bonucci blaze the ball miles over the bar as Spain won through to the final.
There isn’t an awful lot of information regarding this lady other than that she is from a village somewhere in Africa and has some of the best control of the ball with her head that I have ever season.
The 90 second video shows here heading the ball around 100 times, together with skills involving her shoulders and knees.
All performed whilst wearing a long skirt. Top work.
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