Barbados intentionally scored an own goal to help them win by two thanks to a weird golden goal rule


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  • SB Nation
    SB Nation   10 months back

    This video came from the comment section of one of the first episodes we did. So, thanks to all of you who have enjoyed this series. Think of it like the holiday present you didn't totally want but are fine with.

    • Paul Thompson
      Paul Thompson  4 months back

      Why do Americans nowadays say Grenoda, Gonzoga, Natosha, etc.

    • Boredaf
      Boredaf  6 months back

      Why were you not calling it soccer?

    • steven cooke
      steven cooke  6 months back

      I am thinking the same thing that the hosts were: how is it that no one thought this might lead to problems?

    • AKindChap
      AKindChap  8 months back

      I don’t really watch many sports other than cycling (which has plenty of weird stories), but I’ve really been enjoying this series.

      However, I think the best thing about this series is that you don’t pretend you know everything. You have no problem with saying that a fan told you about something and then you made a video about it.

    • Daniel Newell
      Daniel Newell  9 months back

      Grenada is pronounced (gruh-NEIGH-duh) not (greh-NAH-dah). We are not a Spanish country therefore won't have a Spanish name.

  • garibaldilebeau
    garibaldilebeau  2 days back

    The one thing that this glosses over is that Barbados have a game left against the other side in that group (was it Costa Rica?) according to that table.

    It wasn’t the end of the road if they won 2-1. All they had to do was get a win in the other game...which they still had to do anyway!

    • Guilherme Ferreira
      Guilherme Ferreira  3 days back

      Big Brain Football

      • Dean Eden
        Dean Eden  4 days back

        Greatest rule ever.

        • koreanGZUZ 94
          koreanGZUZ 94  2 weeks back

          Stupid island people

          • XIII
            XIII  2 weeks back

            lol... usualy there no overtime in games that are not ko games...

            • Taylor Haddow
              Taylor Haddow  2 weeks back

              Just call it football, the graphics mean we know the context “football” is being used in

              • JustinCaseyMusic
                JustinCaseyMusic  3 weeks back

                I don’t understand. They could score ONE goal to go up 3-1 and have the same goal differential, or they could score an own goal AND score a goal in extra time. Why did they need the own goal? (I guess I’m really asking how long extra time is and if it’s longer than they already had left in the game. Was the extra time continuous until someone scored, or would it ever just go to penalties?)

                • Bubbashrub
                  Bubbashrub  4 weeks back

                  Being of Barbadian (Bajan) heritage, I have never heard of this event. I also would have been in university at the time so I was pretty busy not following the national team of my parents' birth. But also as a univeristy math major, I would find it totally befitting that Barbados would have gone through the permutations of scores of the game and realized this situation where they would then make the decision to play for the tie and get an extra 30 minutes to score 1 goal instead of trying to score it in the last few minutes of regulation time. Pure genius and a moment in history that makes me proud to say I am a Bajan Canadian.

                  • Optidorf
                    Optidorf  1 months back

                    Pure genius.

                    • Bryce Armstrong
                      Bryce Armstrong  1 months back

                      ...and this is why Futbol will never be popular in America.

                      • 5h4d0w5h1n0b1
                        5h4d0w5h1n0b1  1 months back

                        This has to be one of the dumbest things I ever heard of. Whoever was behind all of this needs to never make decisions regarding sports ever again.

                        • Mauro Hoornaert
                          Mauro Hoornaert  1 months back

                          The keeper could just pick the ball in his hands and trow it in...

                          How hard can it be?

                          • Kaizaro123
                            Kaizaro123  2 months back

                            2:55 LOL!!! I was on the floor dying... you can't make that stuff up!

                            • Brigante Antiitalia
                              Brigante Antiitalia  2 months back

                              Grenada-Barbados are same Nocerina-Salernitana.

                              • Jonathan E
                                Jonathan E  2 months back

                                Hahaha, wow. That's just crazy.

                                • vincent
                                  vincent  2 months back


                                  • Chris Pollard
                                    Chris Pollard  2 months back

                                    Your pronouncing grenada wronggggggggggg

                                    • Aj Garcia
                                      Aj Garcia  2 months back

                                      The Hardest Decision ever made in the history of FOOTBALL.

                                      • Scott Pilgrim
                                        Scott Pilgrim  3 months back

                                        It’s pronounced



                                        • Smedhaugen Julius
                                          Smedhaugen Julius  3 months back

                                          Took you 10 min to show us the freekick👏🏼

                                          • ig2d
                                            ig2d  3 months back

                                            barbados should have tried to score normally. they could push everyone up because they wouldn't mind conceding. if it got to the 89th minute yhen they could score an own goal. they would even get to take the kick off (which under the circumstances would be crucial)

                                            • Uzo Design
                                              Uzo Design  3 months back

                                              Very interesting. I didn't know of this.

                                              • miracle box
                                                miracle box  3 months back

                                                didn't understand it .shouldn't be 3-1 or 2-2 before own goal ?

                                                • GreenGriffon
                                                  GreenGriffon  3 months back

                                                  They made the rule because if they were to have gone into overtime, Barbados would have basically lost since they can only score one goal more and that wouldn’t be enough to qualify so they basically did it so overtime wouldnt be boring

                                                  • Loqti YT
                                                    Loqti YT  3 months back

                                                    Amazing Video loved it.

                                                    • Steve Garcia
                                                      Steve Garcia  3 months back

                                                      A similar dynamic happened in baseball, in the National League in 1965 (I think), in a game between STL and the MIL Braves. STL took a big lead early. Then a towering, ferocious storm approached in the 4th inning. The Braves, when they were on defense, tried to keep the game going by NOT putting batters or runners out. The let ground balls go thru their legs. They let fly balls drop. The Cardinals hitters took a few minutes to realize what the Braves were doing. When they did, they decided to not stop at bases, but to keep running around the bases, trying to get tagged out. As you might guess, it made a laughing stock of the game. It came down to one more out. One more out and the game would be an official game Finally, 3rd baseman Eddie Mathews of the Braves said, apparently, "Screw this mockery," and tagged the Cardinal runner out. The Braves then came to bat in their half of the 5th, and the Cardinals got them out, making it enough to be an official game. If not, the game would have to be replayed from the beginning, with the score reverting to 0-0. That was the reason the Braves tried this, to not let the game become an official complete game.

                                                      The irony was that the rainstorm never happened at the stadium. It passed them by. They played the whole game. STL won handily. The strategem was clever, but it failed. But it was sure a DIFFERENT sort of game.

                                                      I was in the hospital and was listening to all of this, with THREE future Hall of Fame announcers describing this mayhem - Harry Carey, Joe Garagiola, and Jack Buck.

                                                      • Danny Duarte
                                                        Danny Duarte  3 months back

                                                        you could have told this story in about 30 seconds. this is time that i will never get back...

                                                        • 2ndEndingVintage
                                                          2ndEndingVintage  3 months back

                                                          ??? less pointless duuuude talking, more footage perhaps ?

                                                          • DiskoSpider
                                                            DiskoSpider  3 months back

                                                            So weird when you look at hockey's point system. You get a point in the standings for tying, so it's almost like an opposite.

                                                            • asian pineapple
                                                              asian pineapple  3 months back

                                                              when he said "calvin ball," THAT GAVE ME LIFFFEEE

                                                              • shepherd kalinchenga
                                                                shepherd kalinchenga  3 months back

                                                                The guy in blue is definitely high

                                                                • Why Bee McNoMistake
                                                                  Why Bee McNoMistake  3 months back

                                                                  2:21 "Oops"

                                                                  • lara balayanto
                                                                    lara balayanto  3 months back


                                                                    • Batmanna Man
                                                                      Batmanna Man  3 months back

                                                                      First. In real Fifa rules when golden goal was applicable back in 2004. When a match went to exrra time. The final result 90 min only counted. For e.g it was 4 to 4. So only that goal scorage was counted and not extra time.
                                                                      Secondly, the goal scorage is counted -1 0 1 2. If you scored a goal its plus and when you take one its minus.

                                                                      • Brandon Pazmino
                                                                        Brandon Pazmino  3 months back

                                                                        Who ever made that rule was an idiot!

                                                                        • Isaac Smith
                                                                          Isaac Smith  3 months back

                                                                          The goal of the rule was to encourage Barbados to actually play seriously by offering them the option of making it to the finals. Without the rule it would be they win the match but don't have enough points to qualify or they lose and achieve the same outcome.

                                                                          • Kurohige
                                                                            Kurohige  3 months back

                                                                            But if Grenada scored an own goal, then Barbados would just score own goal too. And it would just keep going back and forth.

                                                                            • Bob Joe
                                                                              Bob Joe  3 months back

                                                                              Wouldn't the barbados players defending the grenada goal be off side?

                                                                              • msolec2000
                                                                                msolec2000  3 months back

                                                                                Yeah, but it doesn't matter, because just being offside is OK. It's when you take advantage of your offside position that you get called for it. And the rules don't consider defending your opponent's goal as an advantage.

                                                                            • Dan Chetraru
                                                                              Dan Chetraru  3 months back

                                                                              Those organisers are stupid affff

                                                                              • 0a548ck
                                                                                0a548ck  4 months back

                                                                                The keeper couldn’t pick up the ball and ran into the goal

                                                                                • James Wilding
                                                                                  James Wilding  4 months back

                                                                                  I go to football or ‘soccer’ every week and I’ve never eaten beans after I don’t think anyone ever has

                                                                                  • lamb sauce
                                                                                    lamb sauce  4 months back

                                                                                    Seems like a major gambling set up but ok

                                                                                    • MrBowser909
                                                                                      MrBowser909  4 months back

                                                                                      or they could've just scored 1 normal goal and won by two

                                                                                      • jacob piña
                                                                                        jacob piña  4 months back

                                                                                        How could you not score on your own go smh.

                                                                                        • chuckito
                                                                                          chuckito  4 months back

                                                                                          How do Jim Carrey and Phil Jones have their own show?

                                                                                          • Music4U
                                                                                            Music4U  4 months back

                                                                                            My god thats brilliant

                                                                                            • Supram Kundu
                                                                                              Supram Kundu  4 months back

                                                                                              Barbados:Modern problems require modern solutions