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It's been a year since incredible throw-in technique took the internet by storm

Joe Adams

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It's been a year since incredible throw-in technique took the internet by storm

It's been nearly a year since a footballer in Norway went viral after a mind-blowing throw-in technique.

The video, which captured the imagination of millions across the globe, show the player in question crouching to take the short throw.

The left-back, wearing blue, white shorts and red socks and a headband for his long locks, crouched down in a squat position before chucking the ball to his teammate's feet.

Because of the position he adopted, it made it much easier for his colleague to control the ball and get his side playing again.

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While many wondered if it was legal, the FA's rules would suggest it was totally legitimate, with the player keeping his hands behind his head and making sure both feet remained planted.

It is a technique we are yet to see used in the Premier League and it is difficult to understand why, with fans initially amazed after seeing the footage for the first time.

Reacting on Twitter, one person wrote: "Why has this never been thought of before?!"

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Another added: "Lower ball, still overhead throw. Easier to control and quicker to the feet."

It's undoubtedly the best throw-in since Iranian player Nader Mohammadi performed a somersault before conjuring up a giant throw-in from near the halfway line.

The ball ended up right in the opposition penalty box, with the goalkeeper forced into punching it out for a corner kick - a throw-in even Stoke legend Rory Delap would be proud of.

Indeed, there's something about Iranian players called Mohammadi and crazy throw-ins.

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In the 2018 World Cup, you may remember when a player was on the verge of trying to replicate Mohammadi's famous move during a group stage game against Spain.


After praying to the skies and kissing the ball, he got cold feet at the very last second and the hilarious sequence went viral.

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Featured Image Credit: Best of sport YouTube channel

Topics: Football, Norway

Joe Adams
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