A few days ago, the world was gifted with a voice-box shredding gift from Icelandic commentator Gudmundur Benediktsson, who wiled out on the mic at before, during, and after the team’s winning goal against Austria at the Euros.

On paper, the win is huge – it ensured the tiny island nation will face England in the knockout rounds – but you can only truly understand the 2-1 victory’s significance with audio to accompany it:


Well, while Iceland prepares to knock England out of Europe for the second time in a week, the Americas are duking it out in the Copa América Centenario (no prizes for figuring out how long it’s been running). 

Today, the United States took it to Colombia as the teams played for third place; in the 31st minute, Colombian Carlos Bacca charged into the box to finish off a header and guided the ball far past the States’ talismanic keeper Tim Howard.

Understandably, the South American players on the pitch weren’t mad at the development. Up in the commentary box though, celebrations were more… vocal. To the extent where some serious circular breathing may have been involved:

We’re not exercise physiologists, but we’re fairly sure if you can hold a note for that long, you might actually have the lung capacity to play the game professionally.

Presumably stirred by that resonant exhalation, Colombia saw the match out 1-0. For the record, Argentina and Chile are set to clash over top honours tomorrow.

Go ahead and give Colombia first place for ‘gol’-ing right now, though.  Oh, just for comparison’s sake… The Simpsons might just have been right about this one, too:

Source: Complex. 
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