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With the Qlamqtar 2022 world cup only about 14 moons away (depending on your own set of lunar circumstances), I’m going to be answering all the burning questions leading up to the tournament. Today, I take a look at Laos, who just can’t get a break, because even when their former starting goalkeeper Thipponexhay Inthavongsa successfully saves penalties, like he did in a 2017 friendly vs Hong Kong), he (along with three other players) gets slapped with a life ban from the sport for match fixing. Woof.
Where saving a penalty gets you banned for life
One to watch
The Goalkeeper. Whoever it is. Just watch whoever it is, particularly if they’re really trying. And if they make an unbelievable saves or even save a penalty please report them immediately to the Asian Football Confederation for further investigation into their conspiracy to manipulate a result. That should hopefully result in a life ban and we can send another one of these talented sons a bitches who give it their all permanently to the sidelines.
Learn the lingo & speak like a local!
None, because they blew it in round 1 of World Cup Asian qualifying against Bangladesh.