Iceland show why you should always play to the whistle

Ollie Irish

8th, June 2007


When you play football as a kid aside from running around like a headless chicken, a few useful phrases usually help you to get by. The occasional ‘You’re kicking the other way’, ‘Play to the whistle’ or ‘If in doubt, kick it out’ bawled by the coach from the touchline can work wonders. Iceland – the country not the supermarket – must be wishing they had someone offering them the latter two pointers during their game on Wednesday night. Hilarity ensued after Iceland thought a penalty had been awarded against them. Here’s what happened:

[Via The Offside]

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  1. KA says:

    Actually, to make matters worse, the defender thought the ref was awarding his side a free-kick for a foul by the Swedish forward.

  2. Zaid says:

    Who is that Icelandic guy? The one who gives the ball.

  3. Jes says:

    It’s Ivar Ingimarsson the Reading defender