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Brazilian Fabiana Oliveira's Incredible Volleyball Kick Save Is Play of Olympics

Photo Credit: DayLife
Photo Credit: DayLife
Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterAugust 3, 2012

So it seems you can kick a volleyball.

When you are forced to do so, by the way, it becomes the play of the Olympics, creating a buzz so strong that people ignore the fact the player's team went on to lose the match. 

Here is the volleyball save slowly being seen around the world. 

That GIF should keep you satiated. Video is hard to come by as Olympic footage continues to get taken down. 

However, you can watch the footage for the time being at Deadspin and Business Insider

The play comes in the second set of the Brazil and South Korea showdown, a match the tough Brazilians would go on to lose. 

But not before one of their players made a play that jarred me from my couch when I saw it, which only really happens when dinner is ready. So you can imagine the excitement. 

Of course, the first thing that comes to people's minds when seeing this is the realization that using your feet is acceptable in volleyball. 

It's usually not the most efficient mode of hitting a volleyball with precision, but here, it was the only option. As Fabiana Oliveira rushes to save a ball that's headed for the cheap seats, she got creative.

She chooses to go with some super, magical, ridiculous volleyball finishing move. We are grateful she did, because we will always remember the move and not that her team went on to lose. 

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