Blind football is one of the more extraordinary sports, and Daniel English’s goal against France at the 2017 Blind European Championships in Berlin is proof of that.
In England’s second Group A game, against France, English set out with the ball from the halfway line in an attempt to break the deadlock.
He did so, and in some style.
It’s a quite remarkable goal, with English demonstrating close control before slaloming inside one defender and outside another, and smashing the ball into the bottom corner.
The tournament tweet was a little underwhelming.
England - France 1:0 â½ï¸ Daniel English #thesoundoffootball— Euro2017 Berlin (@Euro2017Berlin) August 21, 2017
But the fans responded with more enthusiasm.
Class goal Daniel! So proud to be English xx— Sue Whiteley (@suecoach30) August 22, 2017
England won the game 7-0, building on their 6-0 win against Romania in the previous game.
Another great result for our blind team! 👏 https://t.co/lI4nuBtFSM— England (@England) August 21, 2017
There’s no doubting which was the standout goal, though.