Tongan striker denied by waterlogged goalmouth
Raining on his parade
One of the things we sadly miss about the commercialisation of our beautiful game is games played on awful pitches. It was football’s greatest leveller, and made two things much easier:
1. Non-league sides causing amazing giantkillings
2. The creation of ‘comedy’ football videos
However, when Tonga met the Cook Islands in Samoa at the weekend, it was like being transported back to the 70s, as both sides had to play out the game after a torrential storm.
Scrolling to 40 seconds into this video will show you how funny the conditions were, as the Tongan striker rounded the ‘keeper and tried to place the ball into the empty net, only to be foiled by a large puddle.
However, don’t scroll through. This will be the best four minutes of football you will see today.