MOST footballers would do anything they can to score a goal… especially at a major international competition.
But did Uzbekistan’s Loalya Shodieva take things a bit too far?
In a match against the Maldives in the U19 Asian Women’s Championships, Shodieva committed a pretty outrageous act of poor sportsmanship.
Uzbek captain celebrates her goal
With her side already 2-0 up in the 13th minute, a fairly tame long-range shot came the way of Maldives stopper Ula Binth Ijlal. The keeper appeared to injure herself as she went to make the stop, with the ball trickling out of her clutches and remaining in play.
Ijlal remained hurt on the ground, but instead of checking on her fallen opponent, the Uzbeki player gathered the ball and popped it into the back of the net.
It was one of TWENTY goals scored by the victorious team – who emerged 20-0 winners in the clash. And also one of five goals scored by the Shodieva.
To make matters worse, she’s also the captain of the team!
The Maldives didn’t manage a single shot on target in the match, while Uzbekistan racked up a whopping 36.
Elsewhere in the tournament, the Young Matildas began their campaign with an 18-0 victory over Mongolia.
Princess Ibini (5), Kyra Cooney-Cross (3) and Aoife Colvill (4) each snared hat tricks in the massive victory.
The Aussies continue their tournament with a clash against Lebanon on Friday.
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