VIDEO: Icelandic TV announcer loses the plot on game-winner
This is unlike any call on a game-winner you’ve ever heard before.
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Iceland -- the smallest nation ever to compete at a European Championship finals tournament -- scored a late winner against Austria on Wednesday to seal their spot in the Round of 16 of EURO 2016 and set up a clash with England in Nice next Monday.
The nation of just over 320,000 citizens has reached the knockout rounds in their first-ever major tournament.
When Arnor Ingvi Traustason scored to make it 2-1 against Austria in the 94th minute, pandemonium ensued among the Icelandic players, fans and also in the commentary booth.
Listen to the reaction of commentator for Icelandic national television, Gudmundur Benediktsson (he calls himself “Gummi Ben”) below.
This is high-pitched, emotional and epic. It will go down in folklore.