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The Joy of Six: backheel brilliance | Sport

The backheel. Sleight of foot. The footballer’s equivalent of a conjurer’s vanishing trick and invariably eulogised as being “sumptuous” or “exquisite”. Performed well, it prompts confusion: now you see the ball, now you don’t. A deceptive form of football improvisation, a successfully executed backheel can render opponents spellbound and feeling …

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