It has become customary to see players lying under barriers during free kicks, as in the second half of the match between Brazil and Serbia, this Thursday (24). The explanation is Brazilian and has a name: Ronaldinho Gaúcho.
The Brazilian ace was one of the first to hit low free kicks, taking advantage of the jump over the barrier. From there, many players started to try the style. YouTube is full of compilations of the former player taking free-kicks in this way.
To protect himself, the player lying down appeared. It’s rare to see batsmen hit the shot the way Ronaldinho did, but the play has become a terror on close range kicks.
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