Layvin Kurzawa is paying the price for prematurely celebrating with way too much bravado.
Kurzawa, a defender on France’s U-21 national team, celebrated his late goal in Tuesday’s UEFA 2015 U-21 European Championship qualifier against host Sweden’s U-21s by aiming a provocative gesture, which loosely translates into saying “I can’t see you,” at his opponents and their fans.
Kurzawa’s 87th-minute goal reduced Sweden’s lead to 3-1 but it gave France the lead (on away goals) in the two-game series’ aggregate score. France appeared to be on its way to next summer’s U-21 European Championship.
That is, until Sweden’s Oscar Lewicki responded with a goal just one minute later. Of course Sweden returned the favor using Kurzawa’s celebratory salute to mark Lewicki’s goal.
Sweden held its three-goal advantage through the final whistle and celebrated qualification to next summer’s tournament with, you guessed it, more Kurzawa salutes.
And the response from the Swedes to the French after their 90th goal that qualified them. http://t.co/BFV7Dj9ZAl—
Julien Laurens (@LaurensJulien) October 14, 2014
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