Iceland’s dramatic 2-1 victory against Austria at the Stade de France, Paris, may have been one of the best sports moment of UEFA European Championship so far, but an Icelandic commentator’s deafening elation over the team’s last minute goal was the actual game winner.
Just as Arnor Ingvi Trausatason scored 94th minute goal to win the game and secure a spot in the next tournament round, the crowd went wild. However, no one could match the excitement of this commentator, who might have broken sound barriers with his irrepressible joy.
Although his commentary is pure gold even if one cannot understand what he is saying, but here is the literal translation, according to a Redditor:
“Everything's open! Theódór Elmar! Is he alone on their side of the field? Three on two! Emmi [short for Elmar]! Inside the box! Inside the box! Emmi! YEEEEEES! YEEEEEES! YEEEEEES! YEEEEEES! YEEEEEES! YEEEEEES! We are winning! We have qualified to the 16 team final! We have qualified to the 16 team competition! We are winning Austria! My voice is gone, but that doesn't matter, we have qualified! Arnór Ingvi Traustason! Just scored! Iceland two, Austria one! What a moment! What a moment! What! The referee has called the game, and I have never, I have never felt this good! Arnór Ingvi Traustason guarantees us the first win in the Euros! We have never lost, don't forget that, we have never lost but the first win is a fact! Iceland two, Austria one. Thanks for coming Austria, thanks for coming!”
Here’s how Twitter responded to the commentary:
That Iceland commentary is the highlight of the tournament so far.— EastEnd AFC (@LeeHappyNow) June 22, 2016
Man i cant get over that iceland's commentary,,prolly the best and the most zealous commentary i've ever heard????— Dr cule (@bleedblaugrana_) June 22, 2016
If you have wondered what happiness sounds like, you now have your answer.
My god that Iceland commentary is something else, that is magical lmao— Wi?a?d Aarav (@_aarava) June 22, 2016
I've watched that Iceland goal with commentary at least 5 times, and I love it more each time. What a moment for their nation! #Euros2016— Derek (@DeeJNeezy) June 22, 2016
For a country of fewer than 350,000 people, this entire tournament has been somewhat of a fairytale for Iceland, which has performed very well in the championship so far. They tied with Hungary and Portugal in previous matches and will face England in the next.
“I’m not afraid of the England match. My players now know how much fun it is to win, how good it is to get to the last 16 at the first time of trying," said Iceland's joint coach Heimir Hallgrímsson.