Iran's Vahid Amiri Takes The Worst Throw-In In World Cup History
In football people are always trying to break the mould, do something different, really stand out from the crowd and push the envelope but generally speaking throw ins land in one of two categories, until Iran came along.
Throw ins are really rubbish. Half the time the defending team end up with the ball whether it's through a bad throw, a bad touch from the recipient or something else with another load of them ending up in another throw in, they're an endless bore.
Every now and again a Rory Delap comes along to make throw ins sexy. The former Stoke City man caused havoc with his long throws and made them a potent weapon.
Generally speaking though the most interesting things about throw ins is that most of them seem to be foul throws but it never gets picked up by referees, unless it's at Sunday League level but Iran have made throw ins extremely interesting.
During their World Cup opener against Morocco, not exactly the most thrilling of games, they took some of the oddest throws we've ever seen:
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Watching Iran take throw ins is my new favourite hobby pic.twitter.com/K4iLJHQCmX- Archie (@archiemcevaddy_) June 15, 2018
Carlos Queiroz might not have been the best manager ever when he was in charge at Real Madrid but he's clearly done a lot of work in researching the weirdest ways to take throw ins.
Until the 94th minute it was the most interesting thing that happened to be honest. Then Iran scored the winner, well Morocco's Aziz Bouhaddouz headed the middle eastern side into the lead.
A huge win for them but still, what the hell are those headers.