Iceland announcer Gudmundur Benediktsson may not be the most famous Icelander at Euro 2016, but he is responsible for one of its most iconic moments to date: his absolutely wild goal call when Iceland scored in added time against Austria to secure their spot in the knockout round.
On Monday he was at it again, making yet another crazy and highly-emotional call when Iceland took the 2-1 lead against England.
Den isländske kommentatorn är tillbaka. Lyssna på den hysteriska glädjen vid 2-1 till Island <3 pic.twitter.com/Qv6anSvhyv
— Ehsan Fadakar (@ehsanfadakar) June 27, 2016
After the game, Benediktsson expressed pride and confidence in Iceland’s chances to stay alive in the tournament and took a quick jab at England’s recent referendum to leave the European Union as well.
“You can leave Europe! You can go wherever the hell you want!”
— Gissur Simonarson CN (@GissiSim) June 27, 2016
NBC Sports translated the final call:
“This is done! This is done! We are never going home! Did you see that! Did you see that! Never wake me from this amazing dream,” Benediktsson said.
“Live the way you want England! Iceland is going to play France on Sunday. France Iceland! You can go home. You can go out of Europe. You can go wherever the hell you want. England 1 Iceland 2 is the closing score here in Nice. And the fairytale continues.”
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