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A Ballboy Helped China to save Penalty against Saudi Arabia in 2015 Asian Cup

An Australian Ballboy helped China national football team to save penalty in 2015 AFC Asian Cup match against Saudi Arabia. The group stage match was played on 10th of Jan 2015. Now, China have invited him to meet their Asian Cup squad at a training session on Monday after after his advice helped the goalkeeper, Wang Dalei, to save a penalty kick. The game ended with a 1-0 victory of China over Saudi Arabia.The first half of the match ended without goal from each side. China scored the opening goal in 80th minute of the via free kick.

Naif Hazai was fouled by Ren Hang in the penalty area. Hazazi dusted himself off and prepared to take the spot kick but as he did so Wang turned to the 12 year old ball boy Stephan White, stood behind his goal, as asked him which way he should dive.

Ballboy Helped China to save Penalty against Saudi Arabia

The Chinese goalkeeper followed his advice and did what the 12 year old boy said to him. Chinese goalie jumped to the right side of goal post and saved Hazazi’s kick low down to that side with his legs. Later China went on to win the match from the free kick. Wang was awarded with man of the match after China’s 1-0 victory in group stage game against Saudi Arabia. Watch the video of incident below.

It was a deserved win for China, although even with Al-Shamrani, the Saudis had their chances, including a penalty in the 60th minute after Ren Hang fouled Naif Hazazi. China will now face Uzbekistan in next group stage game of 2015 AFC Asian Cup.

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Roman studied at Mainor High School in Estonia. After he went to University of Tartu for obtaining Master of Arts degree in specialization “Design and development of virtual environments” in 2009. Few years later he has founded BRO OU Company, which maintains web projects like Footballwood.com. Roman played football for the University of Tartu in a position of a midfielder for 3 years. He truly loves this game and happy to be part of that world. MSc. Editor has many projects to maintain, but Footballwood is one of the favorites. “Our project is inspired by a passion for that magnificent game, which I played since childhood. And today we are happy to connect our life and work with football”, this is how Roman describes Footballwood. Personal contact: “[email protected]” Also, visit page “Contact US” if you want to know more about Roman’s company.

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