‘I’ve lost it!’ Tearful Syrian announcer goes viral

Source:AFP Published: 2017/9/7 19:38:40

A TV commentator who broke down in tears while celebrating Syria's priceless World Cup qualifying equalizer against Iran has gone viral, racking up more than one million views online.

When Omar Al Soma scored in the 93rd minute, earning Syria a 2-2 draw and a place in the Asian playoffs for Russia 2018, the commentator was overcome as he shouted excitedly for two minutes.

"The second goal for our national team! The second goal for our national team! Who scored?! Soma! It had to be Soma! It had to be Soma!" he said, according to a translation by Twitter user Mohamed Osama, who posted footage of the incident.

"Allah Soma! The equalizing goal! The equalizing goal! Pardon me! I've lost it! No one can stop them!"

The repeated shouts of "Allah!", which echoed the famous "Goooooal" celebrations of Brazilian TV, finally died down as the commentator began to sob.

War-torn Syria, who have never reached the World Cup, now go into a two-legged series with Australia, with the winner reaching a playoff against a team from the CONCACAF region.


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