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Goalkeeper has day to forget

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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.

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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