American Thomas Dooley coached the Philippines through the AFC Challenge Cup to the finals, which put them on the doorstep of a spot in the AFC Asian Cup, which determines the Confederations Cup participant from Asia. That’s a memorable story for Dooley, who’s at his first full-time international head job.
But this is so much funnier. The Maldives and Afghanistan met in the third-place game on Thursday (Dooley’s Philippines knocked out Afghanistan in the semis), and it was 6-5 in penalties when the Maldives’ Ashad Ali Adubarey stepped up to the spot. Adubarey then pulled off a brilliant move by feinting like a boss and nailing his spot kick for 6-6. The Maldives eventually won 8-7 because of course.