DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- The United Arab Emirates soccer player who became an Internet sensation this year when he scored a backheeled penalty kick was killed in a car accident.
Theyab Awana died when a car he was in collided with a truck late Sunday while on the way back to Abu Dhabi after national team training in Al Ain. He was 21.
"I feel the loss of one of my family," UAE soccer president Mohammed Khalfan al-Rumaithi said Monday on the national federation's website. "I felt bitter tragedy. May the almighty bless him and may he rest in eternal peace."
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Theyab Awana, 21, dies in car crash