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Learn the ‘Akka’ – as performed by Amir Zidane!

Today it’s the fifth and final skill from Amir Zidane’s bag of tricks, as performed in The Victory Boys sequel ‘Team Spirit’.

After last week’s ‘Roulette’, we go street soccer today with the ‘Knee Akka’.

Read how Amir befuddled his opponent in Team Spirit, as he

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Here’s how to perform the akka (click to enlarge the image)
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Take a look at the link in the comments section below, to see current Tottenham player Jan Vertonghen’s casual akka while in training at Ajax!

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Learn the ‘Roulette’ – as performed by Amir Zidane!

Today we learn the fourth of Amir Zidane’s five favourite skills, as performed in The Victory Boys sequel ‘Team Spirit’.

Following on from last week’s ‘Elastico’, we present the Roulette, made famous by Amir’s namesake: former Juventus, Real Madrid and France midfielder Zinedine Zidane.
 
Here’s Amir performing the trick in Team Spirit:

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And here’s how you do a roulette! (click to enlarge the image)
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If you want to see a double roulette like Amir’s, check out the comments section below for a wonderful example by Yannick Ferreira Carrasco!

Learn the ‘Elastico’ – as performed by Amir Zidane!

We continue to share five of Amir Zidane’s favourite skills, as performed in The Victory Boys sequel ‘Team Spirit’.

After mastering last week’s ‘Rainbow Flick’, you’ll be ready to have a go at Amir’s third skill, the Elastico, a trick Amir uses to mesmerizing effect in the book:

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So, here’s how to do it! (click to enlarge the image)
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See the comments section below for a fabulous elastico by Cristiano Ronaldo (although the less said about the cross that followed, the better!)

Learn the ‘Rainbow Flick’ – as performed by Amir Zidane!

In this series of posts, we share five of Amir Zidane’s favourite skills, as performed in ‘Team Spirit’.
 
 
Having learned the ‘Rabona’ last week, our second skill is the Rainbow Flick, a trick we find Amir putting to good use in his first Shabab training session:
 
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Here’s how to do it! (click to enlarge the image)
 

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Check out my comment below for an instructive ‘rainbow flick’ video from Daniel Cutting, skills specialist.