An “impossible knuckleball goal” in soccer refers to a type of shot or goal that is difficult to perform and achieve due to its unpredictable movement.

It is called a “knuckleball” because of the way the ball moves through the air, similar to a knuckleball pitch in baseball. The goal is considered “impossible” because the ball’s movement makes it hard for the goalkeeper to predict and save.

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Scoring a knuckleball goal requires a high level of skill and precision from the shooter, as well as good timing and accuracy.

In football (American soccer), some of the most famous impossible knuckleball goals in history include:

  1. Tim Howard’s knuckleball goal for the US Men’s National Team in the 2014 World Cup against Belgium.
  2. Brad Friedel’s knuckleball goal for Blackburn Rovers in the 2004-05 English Premier League season.
  3. Timmy Chandler’s knuckleball goal for Eintracht Frankfurt in the 2016-17 Bundesliga season.

These goals are remembered for their impressive technique and the unexpected movement of the ball, which made them difficult for the opposing goalkeeper to save. Scoring an impossible knuckleball goal is a rare feat and is widely celebrated in the football world.

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