Keeper sent off during chaotic penalty shootout win

An AFC U/19 football match between Qatar and Iraq ended in the most chaotic circumstances after Qatar's goalkeeper was red-carded during the penalty shootout.

 

The Qataris defeated Iraq 3-2 on penalties to take top spot in the group and seal qualification for next year's AFC U/19 Championship, but not before one of the most eventful penalty shootouts in recent memory.

Qatar's keeper thought he was the side's hero after diving full stretch to his right to palm away an effort from the Iraqis.

Crazy scenes ensued as the whole Qatari side raced in to congratulate the goalkeeper on his "heroics."

The only problem was, the celebrations proved to be premature and short-lived.

The referee correctly identified that the goalkeeper had stepped off his line before saving the spot-kick, leading to a vicious rebuke from the Qatari side.

Qatar's keeper was given his marching orders. Pic: Twitter

Qatar's keeper was then given his second yellow card and marching orders for his actions as victory appeared to be slipping away fast.

However, the drama was far from being over as Qatar's captain stepped into the hot seat to play the role of back-up goalkeeper.

Having just scored his own spot-kick, the skipper then capped off a period of pandemonium with an insane reflex save with his outstretched right leg to win the match for Qatar.

This latest incident, although undoubtedly dramatic, has nothing on the recent shootout in Thailand featuring arguably the most bizarre spot-kick ever scored.


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