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Goalkeeper has day to forget

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Icelandic
women's footballer Arna Lind Kristinsdóttir headed to the European U17 Championships hoping to get noticed across the world.

But the
unfortunate goalkeeper ended up garnering the worst kind of fame after a
miserable day between the sticks in a match against Spain that must represent
one of the worst goalkeeping displays ever seen outside Sunday League.

The
17-year-old had shone in the group matches as Iceland made the semi-finals
of the tournament in Nyon, France - but it all went horribly wrong when
Kristinsdottir pulled on her jersey for the semi-final against Spain.

A shocking
flap at a free-kick, an excruciating spill of a simple ball over the line and
complicity in an unbelievable own goal saw Iceland go down 4-0 to be knocked out of
the tournament.

It wasn't
all bad news for her, however: after being dropped for the third place play-off,
no doubt Kristinsdottir was ever so slightly pleased to see her
replacement Unnbjorg Jona Omarsdottir ship an astonishing eight goals as
Iceland lost 8-2 to Germany.

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