My cousins Mitch and Kyle encouraged me to check out the football championships going on in Europe. I have to admit, after catching the last 10 minutes of the Croatia vs. Turkey battle, I am hooked (of course I didn’t see the 119 scoreless minutes preceding those last ten)!
After 119 minutes without any goals, Croatia scored! Then less than a minute or so later with the final whistle about to blow any second, Turkey scored! Then the match moved to penalty kicks. Remarkably for the third time in a row, Turkey came from behind to win.
Even more remarkably, they won with a back up goalkeeper who was replacing the starter who is serving a two game suspension. Rustu won me over the way he warmly encouraged the Croatians just before the penalty kicks and just after the match ended.