As the United Arab Emirates (UAE) already held a 5-2 lead against Lebanon in the 78th minute of a very one-sided contest, Awana Diab
felt he had nothing to lose - and possibly everything to gain.
Diab looked extremely confident before exposing his antics to the world. Following a 180-degree turn, the UAE player calmly back-heeled the ball into the back of the net, although the Lebanon goalkeeper hardly made an effort to save the shot.
The UAE eventually won the game 7-2
It is now understood that Diab could face consequences due to the "disrespectful" nature of his behavior.
Although the 21-year-old
had only been on the field for three minutes before scoring, he was almost immediately subbed after manager Esmaeel Rashed was disgusted with the incident.
Speaking to a local newspaper, Rashed said
: "This should not have happened. I think what happened is disrespectful. We cannot accept anyone in our team who does not respect the opponent and does not respect the people who are working, or the supporters. There are many forms of punishment. We could send him away from the team. We could make him pay a fine.''