We all remember the defining sports moments of our childhoods. A ton of Uruguayan children might have just found their own.
Jose Gimenez scored the game-winner with a header in Uruguay’s first game of the World Cup with a beautiful header over Egypt’s back-line to top the Egyptians (sans Mohamed Salah), a thrilling moment in the final minutes of what had been a scoreless game.
Gimenez gives Uruguay the lead in the 89th minute! pic.twitter.com/SlBmzx9TAX
— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) June 15, 2018
If you want the best reaction to Gimenez’s goal, look no further than this video of a class of Uruguayan children in Montevideo from Caño Football. The kids, clearly enthralled by the tension and chanting “Uruguay,” simply go berserk after Gimenez’s ball hit the net.
Every school in Uruguay are cancelling classes to watch the national team in the World Cup.
Here's footage from one school in Montevideo when Giménez scored the last minute winner today. pic.twitter.com/8Jd7uHWlzz
— Caño Football (@CanoFootball) June 15, 2018
It wasn’t the prettiest performance from Uruguay, but La Celeste are now in a strong position to top Group A with their win over Egypt. Next on tap for the team is a match against Saudi Arabia, who’s just happy to be here, then a showdown with Russia in a match that will likely decide who wins the group.
Expect those kids to be watching the whole way through.
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