Video: The funniest handball ever – defender picks up ball
And the match officials missed it!
This is the best video we have seen for a while. All the work that is done by FIFA, UEFA, football associations, clubs, sponsors and charities the world over to promote the women’s game and try to put it on level pegging with the men’s game… and it’s all undone by something like this.
It comes from the Women’s World Cup match between Australia and Equatorial Guinea. A cross comes in from a Matildas player and an Equatorial Guinea defender picks the ball up. Just picks it up! In the six yard box!
Equally amazing as the handball itself is the fact that it went totally unpunished. No penalty. Nothing. The match just carries on as if the bizarre episode never happened.
Our pals at 101GG reckon FIFA are frantically trying to block this footage wherever it appears out of sheer embarrassment.