World Football: 20 Jaw-Dropping Overhead Kicks

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World Football: 20 Jaw-Dropping Overhead Kicks
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Overhead kicks are the stuff of playground dreams. They're the ultimate statement of spectacular brilliance on the football field, and only the most gifted are equipped to execute them.

The skills involved are multiple. Not only do you need exquisite timing, perfect technique and a sixth sense for where the goal is; you need to be brave. You need to trust your body to take you from horizontal to a soft landing.

It's hard enough done in your own back yard; let alone on football's biggest stage. But these players pulled it off. They pulled it off with style.

Here are 20 jaw-dropping overhead kicks.

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