Thursday, October 17th, 2013
Yesterday we brought you some bizarre footage from the final minutes of Russia’s 1-1 draw against Azerbaijan on Tuesday.
Down to 10-men, Azerbaijan had briefly set the cat amongst the pigeons by equalising, to make it 1-1, through Vagif Cavadov in the 90th minute.
Had Azerbaijan secured an unlikely winner, Portugal would have stood a slim chance of going through on goal difference as the top team in Group F after their victory over Luxembourg.
The clip of Russia’s crappy tiki-taka football has since gone viral, and one funny capper has drawn comparisons between that footage and a classic clip from The Simpsons in which the cartoon mocked football for being a boring pass-pass-pass game.
Watch the mash-up video below.