Saturday 21 April 2018

This England goal at the Blind European Championships is remarkable in so many ways

A world-class goal from start to finish.

The England crest
The England crest

By Max McLean

Blind football is one of the more extraordinary sports, and Daniel English’s goal against France at the 2017 Blind European Championships in Berlin is proof of that.

In England’s second Group A game, against France, English set out with the ball from the halfway line in an attempt to break the deadlock.

He did so, and in some style.

It’s a quite remarkable goal, with English demonstrating close control before slaloming inside one defender and outside another, and smashing the ball into the bottom corner.

The tournament tweet was a little underwhelming.

But the fans responded with more enthusiasm.

England won the game 7-0, building on their 6-0 win against Romania in the previous game.

There’s no doubting which was the standout goal, though.

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